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Triggering AAA from DHCP Relay Agents

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (dhc WG)
Expired & archived
Authors George K. Tsirtsis , Jerome Privat
Last updated 2001-01-25
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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Stream WG state WG Document
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IESG IESG state Expired
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Recently there has been interest in using DHCP for configuring clients accessing the Internet through some form of high-speed access technology such as cable or ADSL [DHC-AGENT]. In addition, although DHCP was initially designed for configuring fixed hosts, proposals are being made to enhance DHCP to support roaming/mobile clients [DHC-ENHANCE]. These two trends have put in evidence the need for a coupling between AAA and DHCP. Some initial requirements for DHCP/AAA have been proposed in [DHC-AAA]. This document proposes a different model in which AAA procedures are invoked not from a DHCP server but from a DHCP relay agent to make sure that ALL the Internet Access features supported by the PPP model can be replicated in a DHCP based Internet Access environment.


George K. Tsirtsis
Jerome Privat

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