DHCPv6 through Tunnels

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The host configuration protocol DHCPv6 [RFC3315] relies on link-local addressing and multicast to function. However, most of the existing 6over4 tunnel link types (e.g., 6rd [RFC5969] ) don't support IPv6 link-local addresses and even IPv6 multicast addresses. Taking 6rd as an example, this document specifies how DHCPv6 can be used across such tunnel links .


Xiaohu Xu (xuxh@huawei.com)
Marc Blanchet (Marc.Blanchet@viagenie.ca)
Dayong Guo (guoseu@huawei.com)
Ole Trøan (ot@cisco.com)

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