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        RFC 3456

        Title:      Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCPv4)
                    Configuration of IPsec Tunnel Mode
        Author(s):  B. Patel, B. Aboba, S. Kelly, V. Gupta
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       January 2003
        Mailbox:    baiju.v.patel@intel.com, bernarda@microsoft.com,
                    scott@hyperthought.com, vipul.gupta@sun.com
        Pages:      18
        Characters: 40340
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:    None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-ipsec-dhcp-13.txt

        URL:        ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc3456.txt

This memo explores the requirements for host configuration in IPsec
tunnel mode, and describes how the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
(DHCPv4) may be leveraged for configuration.  In many remote access
scenarios, a mechanism for making the remote host appear to be present
on the local corporate network is quite useful.  This may be
accomplished by assigning the host a "virtual" address from the
corporate network, and then tunneling traffic via IPsec from the
host's ISP-assigned address to the corporate security gateway.  In
IPv4, DHCP provides for such remote host configuration.

This document is a product of the IPSEC Remote Access (IPSRA) Working
Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

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