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Securing DHCP

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (dhc WG)
Expired & archived
Author Dr. Baiju V. Patel
Last updated 1997-07-30
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status (None)
Additional resources Mailing list discussion
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active.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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