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The Server Identification Option for DHCP

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (dhc WG)
Expired & archived
Authors Glenn Stump , Pratik Gupta
Last updated 1997-03-24
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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Stream WG state WG Document
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IESG IESG state Expired
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This option is provided by DHCP servers to DHCP clients to identify the origin of a DHCPOFFER -- on a basis other than a server's IP address -- so that a DHCP client may optionally select from among multiple offers based on a client's preference to a particular DHCP server(s). The information contained in this option is a hex value indicating the assigned identification of the server originating the DHCPOFFER in which this option is contained.


Glenn Stump
Pratik Gupta

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