DHCP Options for Home Information Discovery in Mobile IPv6 (MIPv6)
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: IETF-Announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <email@example.com>, RFC Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org>, mip6 mailing list <email@example.com>, mip6 chair <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Protocol Action: 'DHCP Options for Home Information Discovery in MIPv6' to Proposed Standard The IESG has approved the following document: - 'DHCP Options for Home Information Discovery in MIPv6 ' <draft-ietf-mip6-hiopt-17.txt> as a Proposed Standard This document is the product of the Mobility for IPv6 Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Jari Arkko and Mark Townsley. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-mip6-hiopt-17.txt
Technical Summary This draft defines a DHCP-based scheme to enable dynamic discovery of Mobile IPv6 home network information. New DHCP options are defined which allow a mobile node to request the home agent IP address, FQDN, or home subnet prefix and obtain it via the DHCP response. Working Group Summary The I-D initially also had the Home address (HoA) as a DHCP option. Concerns about this were expressed and subsequently deleted from the I-D. The WG has a good understanding of the use of DHCP for bootstrapping and consensus exists on publishing it. The option was also reviewed in the DHC WG, and significant revisions were made based on reviews, for instance, from Bernie Volz. Document Quality No known implementations of the DHCP options specified in the I-D exists. However there has been interest expressed in using these options in other organizations such as WiMAX forum. Several vendors have expressed plans to implement these options for MIP6 bootstrapping. All reviewers have been acknowledged. Jari Arkko has reviewed this specification for the IESG.