Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Leasequery
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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: 'DHCP Lease Query' to Proposed Standard The IESG has approved the following document: - 'DHCP Lease Query ' <draft-ietf-dhc-leasequery-10.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-leasequery-10.txt
Technical Summary A DHCP server contains considerable authoritative information concerning the IP addresses it has leased to DHCP clients. Other processes and devices, many that already send and receive DHCP format packets, sometimes need to access this information. The leasequery protocol is designed to give these processes and devices a lightweight way to access information that may be critical to their operation. Working Group Summary This document is a work item of the DHC WG, and it represents the consensus of the group. It was updated substantially based on comments from Thomas Narten. Protocol Quality This document has been reviewed for the IESG by Margaret Wasserman.