This document outlines the requirements for DHCPv6 failover, enumerates
related problems, and discusses the proposed scope of work to be
conducted. This document does not define a DHCPv6 failover protocol.
Working Group Summary
The need for a DHCPv6 failover protocol had been discussed by the WG
ever since RFC 3315 was published. After some discussion on how to
approach this work given the lack of progress for the DHCPv4 draft
(draft-ietf-dhc-failover), work was begun in June 2011 on the first
of a possible series of documents. And adopted by the WG in October
2011. The document has good support from key individuals (those that
worked on or implemented the DHCPv4 failover draft), but does lack
broad support - though no one raised any objection to the work.
The document builds on earlier DHCPv4 work (draft-ietf-dhc-failover).
The document has had a thorough review by a small number of very
interested and knowledgable folks (mentioned in the acknowledgements
section). There were no significant points of difficulty or
controversy, primarily as this work builds on earlier DHCPv4 work.
Bernie Volz is the document shepherd. Ted Lemon is the responsible AD.