Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) over InfiniBand
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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>, ipoib mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>, ipoib chair <email@example.com> Subject: Protocol Action: 'DHCP over InfiniBand' to Proposed Standard The IESG has approved the following document: - 'DHCP over InfiniBand ' <draft-ietf-ipoib-dhcp-over-infiniband-11.txt> as a Proposed Standard This document is the product of the IP over InfiniBand 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-ipoib-dhcp-over-infiniband-11.txt
Technical Summary An InfiniBand network uses a link-layer addressing scheme that is 20-octets long. This is larger than the 16-octets reserved for the hardware address in DHCP/BOOTP message. The above inequality imposes restrictions on the use of the DHCP message fields when used over an IP over InfiniBand (IPoIB) network. This document describes the use of DHCP message fields when implementing DHCP over IPoIB. Working Group Summary This draft is a work item of the IPOIB WG. It was also reviewed by the DHC WG and modified based on the results of that review. Protocol Quality This document was reviewed for the IESG by Margaret Wasserman.