DHCPv6 Failover Design

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (dhc WG)
Authors Tomek Mrugalski  , Kim Kinnear 
Last updated 2015-10-14 (latest revision 2013-09-13)
Replaces draft-mrugalski-dhc-dhcpv6-failover-design
Replaced by RFC 8156
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DHCPv6 defined in [RFC3315] does not offer server redundancy. This document defines a design for DHCPv6 failover, a mechanism for running two servers on the same network with capability for either server to take over clients' leases in case of server failure or network partition. This is a DHCPv6 Failover design document, it is not a protocol specification document. It is a second document in a planned series of three documents. DHCPv6 failover requirements are specified in [I-D.ietf-dhc-dhcpv6-failover-requirements]. A protocol specification document is planned to follow this document.


Tomek Mrugalski (tomasz.mrugalski@gmail.com)
Kim Kinnear (kkinnear@cisco.com)

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