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DHCPv6 Options for Homenet Naming Architecture

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This is an older version of an Internet-Draft whose latest revision state is "Active".
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Authors Daniel Migault , Tomek Mrugalski , Chris Griffiths , Ralf Weber , Wouter Cloetens
Last updated 2016-04-21 (Latest revision 2015-10-19)
Replaces draft-mglt-homenet-naming-architecture-dhc-options
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Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) devices are usually constrained devices with reduced network and CPU capabilities. As such, a CPE exposing the authoritative naming service for its home network on the Internet may become vulnerable to resource exhaustion attacks. One way to avoid exposing CPE is to outsource the authoritative service to a third party, e.g. ISP. Such an outsource requires setting up an architecture which may be inappropriate for most end users. This document defines DHCPv6 options so any agnostic CPE can automatically proceed to the appropriate configuration and outsource the authoritative naming service for the home network. In most cases, the outsourcing mechanism is transparent for the end user.


Daniel Migault
Tomek Mrugalski
Chris Griffiths
Ralf Weber
Wouter Cloetens

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