Renumbering Requirements for Stateless Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol for IPv6 (DHCPv6)
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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: Document Action: 'Renumbering Requirements for Stateless DHCPv6' to Informational RFC The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Renumbering Requirements for Stateless DHCPv6 ' <draft-ietf-dhc-stateless-dhcpv6-renumbering-03.txt> as an Informational RFC 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-stateless-dhcpv6-renumbering-03.txt
Technical Summary IPv6 hosts using Stateless Address Autoconfiguration are able to automatically configure their IPv6 address and default router settings. However, further settings are not available. If such hosts wish to automatically configure their DNS, NTP or other specific settings the stateless variant of the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol for IPv6 (DHCPv6) could be used. This combination of Stateless Address Autoconfiguration and stateless DHCPv6 could be used quite commonly in IPv6 networks. However, hosts using such a combination currently have no means by which to be informed of changes in stateless DHCPv6 option settings, e.g. the addition of a new NTP server address, changes in DNS search paths, or full site renumbering. This document is presented as a problem statement from which a solution should be proposed in a subsequent document. Working Group Summary This document is a work item of the DHC WG. Protocol Quality This document was reviewed for the IESG by Margaret Wasserman.