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Prefix Pool Option for DHCPv6 Relay Agent on the Provider Edge Routers

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (dhc WG)
Expired & archived
Authors Leaf Yeh , Ted Lemon , Mohamed Boucadair
Last updated 2013-11-04 (Latest revision 2013-04-25)
Replaces draft-yeh-dhc-dhcpv6-prefix-pool-opt
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status Proposed Standard
Stream WG state Dead WG Document
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IESG IESG state Expired
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The DHCPv6 Prefix Pool option provides a mechanism for DHCPv6 Prefix Delegation (DHCPv6-PD), allowing the DHCPv6 server to notify a DHCPv6 relay agent implemented on a Provider Edge (PE) router about active prefix pools allocated by the DHCPv6 server to the PE router. The information of active prefix pools can be used to enforce IPv6 route aggregation on the PE router through adding or removing aggregation routes according to the status of the prefix pools. The advertising of the aggregation routes in the routing protocol enabled on the network-facing interface of PE routers will dramatically decreases the number of the routing table entries in the ISP network.


Leaf Yeh
Ted Lemon
Mohamed Boucadair

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