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DHCPv6 Extension Practices and Considerations

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (dhc WG)
Authors Ren Gang , Lin He , Ying Liu
Last updated 2021-11-19
Replaces draft-ren-dhc-problem-statement-of-mredhcpv6
Replaced by draft-rhl-dhc-dhcpv6-extensions
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status Informational
Expired & archived
Stream WG state Dead WG Document
Other - see Comment Log
Associated WG milestone
Feb 2020
WGLC Multi-requirement Extensions for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol for IPv6 (DHCPv6)
Document shepherd Bernie Volz
Shepherd write-up Show Last changed 2020-02-13
IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-rhl-dhc-dhcpv6-extensions
Action Holders
Consensus boilerplate Unknown
Telechat date (None)
Responsible AD Éric Vyncke
Send notices to Bernie Volz <>
IANA IANA review state IANA OK - No Actions Needed

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IP addresses assume an increasing number of attributes as communication identifiers to meet different requirements. Privacy protection, accountability, security, and manageability of networks can be supported by extending the DHCPv6 protocol as required. This document provides current extension practices and typical DHCPv6 server software in terms of extensions, defines a general model of DHCPv6, discusses some extension points, and presents extension cases.


Ren Gang
Lin He
Ying Liu

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