Using DHCP to Manage Node and Ring SID Assignment

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Authors Kireeti Kompella  , Ron Bonica 
Last updated 2020-01-08 (latest revision 2019-07-07)
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Node and ring segment identifiers (SIDs) assignements in a particular domain (such as an IGP area) must follow certain rules: they must be allocated from a configured set of SID blocks; they must be unique; and the values should be sticky, i.e., the same value(s) should be assigned to a node should its assignment expire (as might happen if the node resets). This memo suggests the use of the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol to handle such assignments.


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