Securing DHCP

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (dhc WG)
Author Baiju Patel 
Last updated 1997-07-30
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft can be found at


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.


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