Analysis of DNS Server Discovery Mechanisms for IPv6

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (ipv6 WG)
Author Dave Thaler 
Last updated 2001-07-17
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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There are any number of ways that IPv6 hosts can discover information required to enable name resolution, in the absence of a DHCP server. This document discusses the issues and provides a taxonomy of possible solutions, and evaluates them against various design criteria. Finally, it provides recommendations as input to the standards process.


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