A NAS (network access server) may choose to authenticate the
identity of a device before granting that device access to the
network. The IEEE 802.1X protocol is an example of a mechanism
for providing authenticated layer 2 network access. A network
element using RADIUS as an authentication authority will receive
attributes from a RADIUS server that may be used by a DHCP server
in the selection of configuration parameters to be delivered to
sub-option enables a network element to pass along attributes for
the user of a device received during RADIUS authentication to a
Working Group Summary
This document is the work of the DHCP WG. It was reviewed
extesively by Bernard Aboba during AD review and IETF Last Call.
This document was reviews for the IESG by Margaret Wasserman.