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Definition of the UUID-based DHCPv6 Unique Identifier (DUID-UUID)

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Authors Dr. Thomas Narten , Jarrod Johnson
Last updated 2010-10-04 (Latest revision 2010-07-08)
Replaced by RFC 6355
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IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-ietf-dhc-duid-uuid
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This document defines a new DHCPv6 Unique Identifier (DUID) type, called DUID-UUID. DUID-UUIDs are derived from the already standardized UUID format. DUID-UUID makes it possible for devices to use UUIDs to identify themselves to DHC servers and vice versa. UUIDs are globally unique and readily available on many systems, making them convenient identifiers to leverage within DHCP.


Dr. Thomas Narten
Jarrod Johnson

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