DHCPv6 Failover Requirements
This is an older version of an Internet-Draft that was ultimately published as RFC 7031.
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|Authors||Tomek Mrugalski , Kim Kinnear|
|Last updated||2013-03-11 (Latest revision 2012-09-07)|
|RFC stream||Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)|
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|Stream||WG state||WG Document|
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The DHCPv6 protocol, defined in [RFC3315] allows for multiple servers to operate on a single network, however it does not define any way the servers could share information about currently active clients and their leases. Some sites are interested in running multiple servers in such a way as to provide increased availability in case of server failure. In order for this to work reliably, the cooperating primary and secondary servers must maintain a consistent database of the lease information. [RFC3315] allows for but does not define any redundancy or failover mechanisms. This document outlines requirements for DHCPv6 failover, enumerates related problems, and discusses the proposed scope of work to be conducted. This document does not define a DHCPv6 failover protocol.
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