DHCP Use of the User Class Option for Address Assignment

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (dhc WG)
Authors Ye Gu  , Burcak Beser  , Ramesh Vyaghrapuri 
Last updated 1998-11-03
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This document proposes a mechanism that DHCP clients can use optionally to obtain their IP addresses from different address pools configured on a DHCP server. A DHCP client can specify a class to which it belongs. Based on the class, a DHCP server selects the appropriate address pool to assign an address to the client.


Ye Gu (yegu@microsoft.com)
Burcak Beser (burcak_beser@3com.com)
Ramesh Vyaghrapuri (rameschv@microsoft.com)

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