Vendor-Identifying Vendor Options for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol version 4 (DHCPv4)
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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>, dhc mailing list <email@example.com>, dhc chair <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Protocol Action: 'Vendor-Identifying Vendor Options for DHCPv4' to Proposed Standard The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Vendor-Identifying Vendor Options for DHCPv4 ' <draft-ietf-dhc-vendor-04.txt> as a Proposed Standard This document is the product of the Dynamic Host Configuration Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Margaret Wasserman and Mark Townsley. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-dhc-vendor-04.txt
Technical Summary The DHCP options for Vendor Class and Vendor-Specific Information can be limiting or ambiguous when a DHCP client represents multiple vendors.Â This document defines two new options, modeled on the IPv6 options for vendor class and vendor-specific information, which contain Enterprise Numbers to remove ambiguity. Working Group Summary The WG agrees that these options are a useful extension to DHCPv4. The corresponding options in DHCPv6 were based on deployment experience with the vendor type (option 60) and vendor-specific information (option 43) options. Protocol Quality The protocol in this standard is not currently implemented.Â We expect implementation in new DHCP clients, especially in dedicated devices like DOCSIS modems and RFID readers, which may require class and option information based on both the type of device and the vendor of the device.Â We don't have any specific information about implementation plans.Â This document was reviewed for the IESG by Margaret Wasserman.