DHCPv6-Shield: Protecting against Rogue DHCPv6 Servers
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: RFC Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org>, opsec mailing list <email@example.com>, opsec chair <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Protocol Action: 'DHCPv6-Shield: Protecting Against Rogue DHCPv6 Servers' to Best Current Practice (draft-ietf-opsec-dhcpv6-shield-08.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'DHCPv6-Shield: Protecting Against Rogue DHCPv6 Servers' (draft-ietf-opsec-dhcpv6-shield-08.txt) as Best Current Practice This document is the product of the Operational Security Capabilities for IP Network Infrastructure Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Benoit Claise and Joel Jaeggli. A URL of this Internet Draft is: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-opsec-dhcpv6-shield/
Technical Summary This document describes a mechanism for protecting hosts connected to a switched network against rogue DHCPv6 servers. This mechanism is based on DHCPv6 packet-filtering at the layer-2 device at which the packets are received. A similar mechanism has been widely deployed in IPv4 networks ('DHCP snooping'), and hence it is desirable that similar functionality be provided for IPv6 networks. Working Group Summary This document received a fair bit of in-depth review from key members of the WG. The WGLC concluded that this is useful information that is presented in an easy to read format. Document Quality This document provides advice to IPv6 implementors for protecting hosts connected to a switched network against rogue DHCPv6 servers. There is a valid implementation of this functionality on Cisco equipment. Everyone who reviewed and commented on this document agrees that this is a significant security issue and that the mechanism that this draft provides is easy to use given its similarity to a similar feature (DHCP snooping) that has existed for IPv4 networks for a while. Personnel Kiran Kumar Chittimaneni is the Document Shepherd. Joel Jaeggli is the Area Director.