Information Refresh Time Option for 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: Protocol Action: 'Information Refresh Time Option for DHCPv6' to Proposed Standard The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Information Refresh Time Option for DHCPv6 ' <draft-ietf-dhc-lifetime-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-lifetime-04.txt
- Technical Summary A host that uses stateless address autoconfiguration (RFC 2462) will still require the configuration of other configuration information. DHCPv6 (RFC 3315, RFC 3736) is one way in which a host might obtain other configuration information. The mechanism described in RFC 3736, "stateless DHCPv6", provides configuration information but does not give the host any indication of when the DHCPv6 server should be contacted to refresh that configuration information. This document describes a DHCPv6 option for specifying an upper bound for how long a client should wait before refreshing information retrieved from DHCPv6. The option specified in this document meets the requirements of draft-ietf-dhc-stateless-dhcpv6-renumbering, which has been accepted for publication as an Informational RFC. - Working Group Summary The dhc WG developed, discussed and published draft-ietf-dhc-stateless-dhcpv6-renumbering, which defines the requirements for managing the updating of configuration parameters obtained through stateless DHCPv6. The specification in this document has been given thorough review by the dhc WG. During the review, several issues about details of the configuration update process were resolved through discussion in the WG mailing list. - Protocol Quality The protocol specified in this document is a simple extension to the DHCPv6 protocol, which would have been appropriate to include in RFC 3315. The option has been implemented in KAME DHCP server and in Lucent DHCP client. The two implementations have been tested for interoperability. From Joe Quanaim prior to previous IETF: Since the lifetime draft will be discussed next week at the ietf, I thought I would let you know that I have implemented the functionality in a dhcpv6 client and successfully tested it against the kame server implementation. I figure it might help to be able to cite implementations.