A Generic IPv6 Addresses Registration Solution Using DHCPv6

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Last updated 2013-08-29 (latest revision 2013-02-25)
Replaces draft-jiang-dhc-addr-registration
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In networks that are centrally managed, self-generated addresses cause traceability issues due to their decentralized nature. To minimize the issues due to lack of traceability, these self-generated addresses can be registered with the network for allowing centralized address administration. This document defines a generic address registration solution using DHCPv6, using a new ND option and a new DHCPv6 option in order to communicate the use of self-generated addresses. A new Addr-registration-request message type is defined for initiate the address registration request, among with two new Status codes to indicate registration errors on the server side.


Sheng Jiang (jiangsheng@huawei.com)
Gang Chen (phdgang@gmail.com)
Suresh Krishnan (suresh.krishnan@ericsson.com)

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