Client Identifier Option in DHCP Server Replies
draft-ietf-dhc-client-id-06

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DHC Working Group                                               N. Swamy
Internet-Draft                                             Samsung India
Updates: 2131 (if approved)                                  G. Halwasia
Intended status: Standards Track                             P. Jhingran
Expires: April 5, 2013                                     Cisco Systems
                                                         October 2, 2012

            Client Identifier Option in DHCP Server Replies
                      draft-ietf-dhc-client-id-06

Abstract

   This document updates RFC2131 [RFC2131].  The changes to [RFC2131]
   defined in this draft clarifies the use of 'client identifier' option
   by the DHCP servers.  The clarification addresses the issues arising
   out of the point specified by [RFC2131] that the server 'MUST NOT'
   return client identifier' option to the client.

Requirements

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
   document are to be interpreted as described in [RFC2119].

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
   2.  Problem Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
   3.  Proposed Modification To [RFC2131]  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
   4.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
   5.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
   6.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
   7.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

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1.  Introduction

   The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) defined in [RFC2131]
   provides configuration parameters to hosts on a TCP/IP based network.
   DHCP is built on a client-server model, where designated DHCP server
   allocate network addresses and deliver configuration parameters to
   dynamically configured hosts.

   The changes to [RFC2131] defined in this document clarifies the use
   of 'client identifier' option by the DHCP servers.  The clarification
   addresses the issues (as mentioned in Problem Statement) arising out
   of the point specified by [RFC2131] that the server 'MUST NOT' return
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