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Renumbering Requirements for Stateless DHCPv6

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Authors Tim Chown , Stig Venaas , a Vijayabhaskar
Last updated 2003-11-20
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IPv6 hosts using Stateless Address Autoconfiguration are able to automatically configure their IPv6 address and default router settings. However, further settings are not available. If such hosts wish to automatically configure their DNS, NTP or other specific settings the stateless variant of the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol for IPv6 (DHCPv6) could be used. This combination of Stateless Address Autoconfiguration and stateless DHCPv6 could be used quite commonly in IPv6 networks. However, hosts using such a combination currently have no means by which to be informed of changes in stateless DHCPv6 option settings, e.g. the addition of a new NTP server address, changes in DNS search paths, or full site renumbering. This document is presented as a problem statement from which a solution should be proposed in a subsequent document.


Tim Chown
Stig Venaas
a Vijayabhaskar

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