Container Option for Server Configuration

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Subject: Protocol Action: 'Container Option for Server 
         Configuration' to Proposed Standard 

The IESG has approved the following document:

- 'Container Option for Server Configuration '
   <draft-ietf-dhc-container-opt-05.txt> as a Proposed Standard

This document is the product of the Dynamic Host Configuration Working 

The IESG contact persons are Jari Arkko and Mark Townsley.

A URL of this Internet-Draft is:

Technical Summary

   In some DHCP service deployments, it is desirable for a DHCP server

   in one administrative domain to pass configuration options to a

   DHCP server in a different administrative domain.  This DHCP option

   carries a set of DHCP options that can be passed from one DHCP

   server to another DHCP server to pass configuration information to

   clients served by that second DHCP server.

Working Group Summary

   There has been consensus in the dhc WG to support the development

   of this document throughout the WG review process.  The WG last

   call showed consensus to advance the document to the IESG,

   Issues raised during the WG last call have been addressed in the

   most recent revision of the document.

Document Quality

   A version of this option was developed as part of the CableLabs

   eRouter DHCP Container vendor-identifying vendor-specific option,

   and defined in "CableLabs' DHCP Options Registry".  There is wider

   applicability of this option beyond cable service provider

   deployments, so the dhc WG was asked to develop an Internet

   Standard specification of the option.


   Document Shepherd is John Brozowski. Responsible Area Director
   is Jari Arkko.

RFC Editor Note

  Change in Section 1:
   The DHCP Container option does not carry IP addresses, IPv6 prefixes
   or other information about leases.  It carries other configuration
   The DHCP Container option is not meant to carry IP addresses, IPv6
   prefixes or other information about leases.  It has been designed
   to carry other configuration information.

  Add to end of the the last paragraph of Section 5.3:
   However, the SP server MUST NOT include any options related to IP
   address assignment, IPv6 prefix delegation or operation of the DHCP
   protocol itself.


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