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Securing DHCP

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (dhc WG)
Author Dr. Baiju V. Patel
Last updated 1997-07-30
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status (None)
Expired & archived
Stream WG state WG Document
Document shepherd (None)
IESG IESG state Expired
Consensus boilerplate Unknown
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft is available in these formats:


This proposal describes methods of securing DHCP based on IETF DHCP and IPSEC protocols. This protocol achieves security goals for DHCP client and servers without having to define a new security protocol. Instead, it first bootstraps the DHCP client in un-trusted mode using existing DHCP protocol and then proceeds to secure configuration of the client using existing DHCP and IP protocol features.


Dr. Baiju V. Patel

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