The Authentication Suboption for the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Relay Agent Option
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <firstname.lastname@example.org>, RFC Editor <email@example.com>, dhc mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>, dhc chair <email@example.com> Subject: Protocol Action: 'The Authentication Suboption for the DHCP Relay Agent Option' to Proposed Standard The IESG has approved the following document: - 'The Authentication Suboption for the DHCP Relay Agent Option ' <draft-ietf-dhc-auth-suboption-06.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-auth-suboption-06.txt
Technical Summary The DHCP Relay Agent Information Option (RFC 3046) conveys information between a DHCP Relay Agent and a DHCP server. This specification defines an authentication suboption for that option which supports source entity authentication and data integrity for relayed DHCP messages. The authentication suboption contains a cryptographic signature in its payload. Working Group Summary This is a work item of the DHCP WG. There was WG consensus to advance this work. While working on this draft and the related draft draft-ietf-dhc-relay-agent-ipsec, there was extensive discussion in the WG regarding which should be "mandatory to implement". The WG reached a conclusion that there are valid reasons to prefer either choice, and they have chosen to proceed with to draft, both optional to implement (since relay agents are widely deployed today with no authentication). We are working on wording that will explain this choice in response to Allison's discuss on the relay-agent-ipsec document, and will include corresponding wording here when that issue is resolved. Protocol Quality This document was reviewed for the IESG by Margaret Wasserman.