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The Universal IPv6 Configuration Option

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Authors Timothy Winters , Ole Trøan
Last updated 2022-04-25 (Latest revision 2021-10-22)
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One of the original intentions for the IPv6 host configuration, was to configure the network-layer parameters only with IPv6 ND, and use service discovery for other configuration information. Unfortunately that hasn't panned out quite as planned, and we are in a situation where all kinds of configuration options are added to RAs. This document proposes a new universal option for RA in a self-describing data format, with the list of elements maintained in an IANA registry, with greatly relaxed rules for registration.


Timothy Winters
Ole Trøan

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