DHCP Option 61 UUID Type Definition

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The DHCP [1] mechanism for identifying the client as a unique entity is the DHCP client-identifier option (code 61) [2]. This draft defines for Option 61 a specific type and type number of a client-identifier based on generated UUIDs [3]. These identifiers are guaranteed to be, or are very, very likely to be unique across time and all clients.


Mike Henry (mike.henry@intel.com)

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