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Resolution of Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) Conflicts among Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Clients
RFC 4703

Approval announcement
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From: The IESG <>
To: IETF-Announce <>
Cc: Internet Architecture Board <>,
    RFC Editor <>, 
    dhc mailing list <>, 
    dhc chair <>
Subject: Protocol Action: 'Resolution of FQDN Conflicts among 
         DHCP Clients' to Proposed Standard 

The IESG has approved the following documents:

- 'A DNS RR for Encoding DHCP Information (DHCID RR) '
   <draft-ietf-dnsext-dhcid-rr-14.txt> as a Proposed Standard
- 'The DHCP Client FQDN Option '
   <draft-ietf-dhc-fqdn-option-14.txt> as a Proposed Standard
- 'Resolution of FQDN Conflicts among DHCP Clients '
   <draft-ietf-dhc-ddns-resolution-13.txt> as a Proposed Standard
- 'The DHCPv6 Client FQDN Option '
   <draft-ietf-dhc-dhcpv6-fqdn-06.txt> as a Proposed Standard

These documents are products of the Dynamic Host Configuration Working 

The IESG contact persons are Margaret Wasserman and Mark Townsley.

A URL of this Internet-Draft is:

Ballot Text

Technical Summary
   These four documents jointly specify how fully 
   qualified domain names (FQDNs) are handled in DHCP, 
   how the mapping between FQDNs and DHCP-assigned 
   addresses are registered in the DNS, and how
   conflicts are resolved when multiple DHCP servers 
   or clients attempt to register the same FQDN.

   In particular:
      Defines a mechanism to resolve conflicts when
      multiple DHCP clients or servers try to register
      the same FQDN in the DNS.


      Defines and RR type for use with the DDNS
      resolution mechanism in the previous document.


      Defines the FQDN option for DHCP(v4).


      Defines the FQDN option for DHCPv6.
Working Group Summary
   These documents are the work output of the DNSEXT and
   DHC WGs.  There was consensus in both groups to publish
   these documents as Proposed Standards.
Protocol Quality
   These documents have been reviewed for the IESG by 
   Margaret Wasserman.

RFC Editor Note