Graceful renumbering of networks with DHCP

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (dhc WG)
Author Lowell Gilbert 
Last updated 1996-04-16
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This document proposes a method for improving the ability of the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) to assist in renumbering an internet. DHCP is already capable of supporting host renumbering by assigning a new address when a client attempts to renegotiate an existing lease, but this proposal makes host renumbering more graceful by providing for a transition period in which the client can use both addresses.


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