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Privacy Considerations for DHCP
RFC 7819

Document Type RFC - Informational (April 2016)
Authors Suresh Krishnan , Tomek Mrugalski , Sheng Jiang
Last updated 2016-04-30
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RFC 7819
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                          S. Jiang
Request for Comments: 7819                  Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd
Category: Informational                                      S. Krishnan
ISSN: 2070-1721                                                 Ericsson
                                                            T. Mrugalski
                                                              April 2016

                    Privacy Considerations for DHCP


   DHCP is a protocol that is used to provide addressing and
   configuration information to IPv4 hosts.  This document discusses the
   various identifiers used by DHCP and the potential privacy issues.

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   published for informational purposes.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Requirements Language and Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  DHCP Options Carrying Identifiers . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.1.  Client Identifier Option  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.2.  Address Fields and Options  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.3.  Client FQDN Option  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.4.  Parameter Request List Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.5.  Vendor Class and Vendor-Identifying Vendor Class Options    5
     3.6.  Civic Location Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.7.  Coordinate-Based Location Option  . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.8.  Client System Architecture Type Option  . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.9.  Relay Agent Information Option and Suboptions . . . . . .   6
   4.  Existing Mechanisms That Affect Privacy . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     4.1.  DNS Updates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     4.2.  Allocation Strategies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   5.  Attacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     5.1.  Device Type Discovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     5.2.  Operating System Discovery  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     5.3.  Finding Location Information  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     5.4.  Finding Previously Visited Networks . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     5.5.  Finding a Stable Identity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     5.6.  Pervasive Monitoring  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     5.7.  Finding Client's IP Address or Hostname . . . . . . . . .  10
     5.8.  Correlation of Activities over Time . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     5.9.  Location Tracking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     5.10. Leasequery and Bulk Leasequery  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   6.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   7.  Privacy Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   8.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     8.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     8.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14

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1.  Introduction

   The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) [RFC2131] is used to
   provide addressing and configuration information to IPv4 hosts.  DHCP
   uses several identifiers that could become a source for gleaning
   information about the IPv4 host.  This information may include device
   type, operating system information, location(s) that the device may
   have previously visited, etc.  This document discusses the various
   identifiers used by DHCP and the potential privacy issues [RFC6973].
   In particular, it takes into consideration the problem of pervasive
   monitoring [RFC7258].

   Future works may propose protocol changes to fix the privacy issues
   that have been analyzed in this document.  Those changes are out of
   scope for this document.

   The primary focus of this document is around privacy considerations
   for clients to support client mobility and connection to random
   networks.  The privacy of DHCP servers and relay agents is considered
   less important as they are typically open for public services.  And,
   it is generally assumed that communication from relay agent to server
   is protected from casual snooping, as that communication occurs in
   the provider's backbone.  Nevertheless, the topics involving relay
   agents and servers are explored to some degree.  However, future work
   may want to further explore the privacy of DHCP servers and relay

2.  Requirements Language and Terminology

   Naming conventions from [RFC2131] and related documents are used
   throughout this document.

   In addition, the following terminology is used:

   Stable identifier  - Any property disclosed by a DHCP client that
           does not change over time or changes very infrequently and is
           unique for said client in a given context.  Examples include
           MAC address, client-id, and a hostname.  Some identifiers may
           be considered stable only under certain conditions; for
           example, one client implementation may keep its client-id
           stored in stable storage, while another may generate it on
           the fly and use a different one after each boot.  Stable
           identifiers may or may not be globally unique.

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3.  DHCP Options Carrying Identifiers

   In DHCP, there are a few options that contain identification
   information or that can be used to extract identification information
   about the client.  This section enumerates various options and the
   identifiers that they convey and that can be used to disclose client
   identification.  They are targets of various attacks that are
   analyzed in Section 5.

3.1.  Client Identifier Option

   The Client Identifier option [RFC2131] is used to pass an explicit
   client identifier to a DHCP server.

   The client identifier is an opaque key that must be unique to that
   client within the subnet to which the client is attached.  It
   typically remains stable after it has been initially generated.  It
   may contain a hardware address, identical to the contents of the
   'chaddr' field, or another type of identifier, such as a DNS name.
   Section 9.2 of [RFC3315] specifies DUID-LLT (Link-layer plus time) as
   the recommended DUID (DHCP Unique Identifier) type in DHCPv6.
   Section 6.1 of [RFC4361] introduces this concept to DHCP.  Those two
   documents recommend that client identifiers be generated by using the
   permanent link-layer address of the network interface that the client
   is trying to configure.  [RFC4361] updates the recommendation for a
   Client Identifier as follows: "[it] consists of a type field whose
   value is normally 255, followed by a four-byte IA_ID field, followed
   by the DUID for the client as defined in RFC 3315, section 9".  This
   does not change the lifecycle of client identifiers.  Clients are
   expected to generate their client identifiers once (during first
   operation) and store them in non-volatile storage or use the same
   deterministic algorithm to generate the same client identifier values

   This means that typically an implementation will use the available
   link-layer address during its first boot.  Even if the administrator
   enables link-layer address randomization, it is likely that it was
   not yet enabled during the first device boot.  Hence the original,
   unobfuscated link-layer address will likely end up being announced as
   the client identifier, even if the link-layer address has changed (or
   even if it is being changed on a periodic basis).  The exposure of
   the original link-layer address in the client identifier will also
   undermine other privacy extensions such as [RFC4941].

3.2.  Address Fields and Options

   The 'yiaddr' field [RFC2131] in a DHCP message is used to convey an
   allocated address from the server to the client.

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   The DHCP specification [RFC2131] provides a way to specify the client
   link-layer address in the DHCP message header.  A DHCP message header
   has 'htype' and 'chaddr' fields to specify the client link-layer
   address type and the link-layer address, respectively.  The 'chaddr'
   field is used both as a hardware address for transmission of reply
   messages and as a client identifier.

   The 'requested IP address' option [RFC2131] is used by a client to
   suggest that a particular IP address be assigned.

3.3.  Client FQDN Option

   The Client Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) option [RFC4702] is
   used by DHCP clients and servers to exchange information about the
   client's FQDN and about who has the responsibility for updating the
   DNS with the associated A and PTR RRs.

   A client can use this option to convey all or part of its domain name
   to a DHCP server for the IP-address-to-FQDN mapping.  In most cases,
   a client sends its hostname as a hint for the server.  The DHCP
   server may be configured to modify the supplied name or to substitute
   a different name.  The server should send its notion of the complete
   FQDN for the client in the Domain Name field.

3.4.  Parameter Request List Option

   The Parameter Request List option [RFC2131] is used to inform the
   server about options the client wants the server to send to the
   client.  The contents of a Parameter Request List option are the
   option codes of the options requested by the client.

3.5.  Vendor Class and Vendor-Identifying Vendor Class Options

   The Vendor Class option [RFC2131], the Vendor-Identifying Vendor
   Class option, and the Vendor-Identifying Vendor Information option
   [RFC3925] are used by the DHCP client to identify the vendor that
   manufactured the hardware on which the client is running.

   The information contained in the data area of this option is
   contained in one or more opaque fields that identify the details of
   the hardware configuration of the host on which the client is running
   or of industry consortium compliance -- for example, the version of
   the operating system the client is running or the amount of memory
   installed on the client.

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3.6.  Civic Location Option

   DHCP servers use the Civic Location Option [RFC4776] to deliver
   location information (the civic and postal addresses) to DHCP
   clients.  It may refer to three locations: the location of the DHCP
   server, the location of the network element believed to be closest to
   the client, or the location of the client, identified by the "what"
   element within the option.

3.7.  Coordinate-Based Location Option

   The GeoConf and GeoLoc options [RFC6225] are used by a DHCP server to
   provide coordinate-based geographic location information to DHCP
   clients.  They enable a DHCP client to obtain its geographic

3.8.  Client System Architecture Type Option

   The Client System Architecture Type Option [RFC4578] is used by a
   DHCP client to send a list of supported architecture types to the
   DHCP server.  It is used by clients that must be booted using the
   network rather than from local storage, so the server can decide
   which boot file should be provided to the client.

3.9.  Relay Agent Information Option and Suboptions

   A DHCP relay agent includes a Relay Agent Information option[RFC3046]
   to identify the remote host end of the circuit.  It contains a
   "circuit ID" suboption for the incoming circuit, which is an agent-
   local identifier of the circuit from which a DHCP client-to-server
   packet was received, and a "remote ID" suboption that provides a
   trusted identifier for the remote high-speed modem.

   Possible encoding of the "circuit ID" suboption includes: router
   interface number, switching hub port number, remote access server
   port number, frame relay Data Link Connection Identifier (DLCI), ATM
   virtual circuit number, cable data virtual circuit number, etc.

   Possible encoding of the "remote ID" suboption includes: a "caller
   ID" telephone number for dial-up connection, a "user name" prompted
   for by a remote access server, a remote caller's ATM address, a
   "modem ID" of a cable data modem, the remote IP address of a point-
   to-point link, a remote X.25 address for X.25 connections, etc.

   The link-selection suboption [RFC3527] is used by any DHCP relay
   agent that desires to specify a subnet/link for a DHCP client request
   that it is relaying but needs the subnet/link specification to be
   different from the IP address the DHCP server should use when

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   communicating with the relay agent.  It contains an IP address that
   can identify the client's subnet/link.  Also, assuming there is
   knowledge of the network topology, it also reveals client location.

   A DHCP relay includes a Subscriber-ID option [RFC3993] to associate
   some provider-specific information with clients' DHCP messages that
   is independent of the physical network configuration through which
   the subscriber is connected.  The "subscriber-id" assigned by the
   provider is intended to be stable as customers connect through
   different paths and as network changes occur.  The Subscriber-ID is
   an ASCII string that is assigned and configured by the network

4.  Existing Mechanisms That Affect Privacy

   This section describes deployed DHCP mechanisms that affect privacy.

4.1.  DNS Updates

   The Client FQDN (Fully Qualified Domain Name) Option [RFC4702] used
   along with DNS Updates [RFC2136] defines a mechanism that allows both
   clients and server to insert into the DNS domain information about
   clients.  Both forward (A) and reverse (PTR) resource records can be
   updated.  This allows other nodes to conveniently refer to a host,
   despite the fact that its IP address may be changing.

   This mechanism exposes two important pieces of information: current
   address (which can be mapped to current location) and client's
   hostname.  The stable hostname can then be used to correlate the
   client across different network attachments even when its IP
   addresses keep changing.

4.2.  Allocation Strategies

   A DHCP server running in typical, stateful mode is given a task of
   managing one or more pools of IP addresses.  When a client requests
   an address, the server must pick an address out of a configured pool.
   Depending on the server's implementation, various allocation
   strategies are possible.  Choices in this regard may have privacy
   implications.  Note that the constraints in DHCP and DHCPv6 are
   radically different, but servers that allow allocation strategy
   configuration may allow configuring them in both DHCP and DHCPv6.
   Not every allocation strategy is equally suitable for DHCP and for

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   Iterative allocation:  A server may choose to allocate addresses one
      by one.  That strategy has the benefit of being very fast, thus
      being favored in deployments that prefer performance.  However, it
      makes the allocated addresses very predictable.  Also, since the
      addresses allocated tend to be clustered at the beginning of an
      available pool, it makes scanning attacks much easier.

   Identifier-based allocation:  Some server implementations may choose
      to allocate an address that is based on one of the available
      identifiers, e.g., client identifier or MAC address.  It is also
      convenient, as a returning client is very likely to get the same
      address.  Those properties are convenient for system
      administrators, so DHCP server implementers are often requested to
      implement it.  The downside of such an allocation is that the
      client has a very stable IP address.  That means that correlation
      of activities over time, location tracking, address scanning, and
      OS/vendor discovery apply.  This is certainly an issue in DHCPv6,
      but due to a much smaller address space it is almost never a
      problem in DHCP.

   Hash allocation:  This is an extension of identifier-based
      allocation.  Instead of using the identifier directly, it is
      hashed first.  If the hash is implemented correctly, it removes
      the flaw of disclosing the identifier, a property that eliminates
      susceptibility to address scanning and OS/vendor discovery.  If
      the hash is poorly implemented (e.g., it can be reversed), it
      introduces no improvement over identifier-based allocation.

   Random allocation:  A server can pick a resource randomly out of an
      available pool.  This allocation scheme essentially prevents
      returning clients from getting the same address again.  On the
      other hand, it is beneficial from a privacy perspective as
      addresses generated that way are not susceptible to correlation
      attacks, OS/vendor discovery attacks, or identity discovery
      attacks.  Note that even though the address itself may be
      resilient to a given attack, the client may still be susceptible
      if additional information is disclosed in another way, e.g., the
      client's address may be randomized, but it still can leak its MAC
      address in the Client Identifier option.

   Other allocation strategies may be implemented.

   Given the limited size of most IPv4 public address pools, allocation
   mechanisms in IPv4 may not provide much privacy protection or leak
   much useful information, if misused.

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5.  Attacks

5.1.  Device Type Discovery

   The type of device used by the client can be guessed by the attacker
   using the Vendor Class Option, the 'chaddr' field, and by parsing the
   Client ID Option.  All of those options may contain an
   Organizationally Unique Identifier (OUI) that represents the device's
   vendor.  That knowledge can be used for device-specific vulnerability
   exploitation attacks.

5.2.  Operating System Discovery

   The operating system running on a client can be guessed using the
   Vendor Class option, the Client System Architecture Type option, or
   by using fingerprinting techniques on the combination of options
   requested using the Parameter Request List option.

5.3.  Finding Location Information

   The location information can be obtained by the attacker by many
   means.  The most direct way to obtain this information is by looking
   into a message originating from the server that contains the Civic
   Location, GeoConf, or GeoLoc options.  It can also be indirectly
   inferred using the Relay Agent Information option, with the remote ID
   suboption, the circuit ID option (e.g., if an access circuit on an
   Access Node corresponds to a civic location), or the Subscriber ID
   Option (if the attacker has access to subscriber information).

5.4.  Finding Previously Visited Networks

   When DHCP clients connect to a network, they attempt to obtain the
   same address they had used before they attached to the network.  They
   do this by putting the previously assigned address in the requested
   IP address option.  By observing these addresses, an attacker can
   identify the network the client had previously visited.

5.5.  Finding a Stable Identity

   An attacker might use a stable identity gleaned from DHCP messages to
   correlate activities of a given client on unrelated networks.  The
   Client FQDN option, the Subscriber ID option, and the Client ID
   option can serve as long-lived identifiers of DHCP clients.  The
   Client FQDN option can also provide an identity that can easily be
   correlated with web server activity logs.

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5.6.  Pervasive Monitoring

   Pervasive monitoring [RFC7258] is widespread (and often covert)
   surveillance through intrusive gathering of protocol artifacts,
   including application content, or protocol metadata such as headers.
   An operator who controls a nontrivial number of access points or
   network segments may use obtained information about a single client
   and observe the client's habits.  Although users may not expect true
   privacy from their operators, the information that is set up to be
   monitored by users' service operators may also be gathered by an
   adversary who monitors a wide range of networks and develops
   correlations from that information.

5.7.  Finding Client's IP Address or Hostname

   Many DHCP deployments use DNS Updates [RFC4702] that put a client's
   information (current IP address, client's hostname) into the DNS,
   where it is easily accessible by anyone interested.  Client ID is
   also disclosed, albeit not in an easily accessible form (SHA-256
   digest of the client-id).  As SHA-256 is considered irreversible,
   DHCP client ID can't be converted back to client-id.  However,
   SHA-256 digest can be used as a unique identifier that is accessible
   by any host.

5.8.  Correlation of Activities over Time

   As with other identifiers, an IP address can be used to correlate the
   activities of a host for at least as long as the lifetime of the
   address.  If that address was generated from some other, stable
   identifier and that generation scheme can be deduced by an attacker,
   the duration of the correlation attack extends to that of the
   identifier.  In many cases, its lifetime is equal to the lifetime of
   the device itself.

5.9.  Location Tracking

   If a stable identifier is used for assigning an address and such
   mapping is discovered by an attacker, it can be used for tracking a
   user.  In particular, both passive (a service that the client
   connects to can log the client's address and draw conclusions
   regarding its location and movement patterns based on the addresses
   it is connecting from) and active (an attacker can send ICMP echo
   requests or other probe packets to networks of suspected client
   locations) methods can be used.  To give a specific example, by
   accessing a social portal from,, and, the portal administrator can draw

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   conclusions about tomek-laptop's owner's current location and his

5.10.  Leasequery and Bulk Leasequery

   Attackers may pretend to be an access concentrator, either as a DHCP
   relay agent or as a DHCP client, to obtain location information
   directly from the DHCP server(s) using the DHCP leasequery [RFC4388]

   Location information is information needed by the access concentrator
   to forward traffic to a broadband-accessible host.  This information
   includes knowledge of the host hardware address, the port or virtual
   circuit that leads to the host, and/or the hardware address of the
   intervening subscriber modem.

   Furthermore, the attackers may use the DHCP bulk leasequery [RFC6926]
   mechanism to obtain bulk information about DHCP bindings, even
   without knowing the target bindings.

   Additionally, active leasequery [RFC7724] is a mechanism for
   subscribing to DHCP lease update changes in near real-time.  The
   intent of this mechanism is to update an operator's database;
   however, if the mechanism is misused, an attacker could defeat the
   server's authentication mechanisms and subscribe to all updates.  He
   then could continue receiving updates, without any need for local

6.  Security Considerations

   In current practice, the client privacy and client authentication are
   mutually exclusive.  The client authentication procedure reveals
   additional client information in the certificates and identifiers.
   Full privacy for the clients may mean the clients are also anonymous
   to the server and the network.

7.  Privacy Considerations

   This document in its entirety discusses privacy considerations in
   DHCP.  As such, no dedicated discussion is needed.

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8.  References

8.1.  Normative References

   [RFC2131]  Droms, R., "Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol",
              RFC 2131, DOI 10.17487/RFC2131, March 1997,

   [RFC2136]  Vixie, P., Ed., Thomson, S., Rekhter, Y., and J. Bound,
              "Dynamic Updates in the Domain Name System (DNS UPDATE)",
              RFC 2136, DOI 10.17487/RFC2136, April 1997,

   [RFC6973]  Cooper, A., Tschofenig, H., Aboba, B., Peterson, J.,
              Morris, J., Hansen, M., and R. Smith, "Privacy
              Considerations for Internet Protocols", RFC 6973,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC6973, July 2013,

   [RFC7258]  Farrell, S. and H. Tschofenig, "Pervasive Monitoring Is an
              Attack", BCP 188, RFC 7258, DOI 10.17487/RFC7258, May
              2014, <>.

8.2.  Informative References

   [RFC3046]  Patrick, M., "DHCP Relay Agent Information Option",
              RFC 3046, DOI 10.17487/RFC3046, January 2001,

   [RFC3315]  Droms, R., Ed., Bound, J., Volz, B., Lemon, T., Perkins,
              C., and M. Carney, "Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
              for IPv6 (DHCPv6)", RFC 3315, DOI 10.17487/RFC3315, July
              2003, <>.

   [RFC3527]  Kinnear, K., Stapp, M., Johnson, R., and J. Kumarasamy,
              "Link Selection sub-option for the Relay Agent Information
              Option for DHCPv4", RFC 3527, DOI 10.17487/RFC3527, April
              2003, <>.

   [RFC3925]  Littlefield, J., "Vendor-Identifying Vendor Options for
              Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol version 4 (DHCPv4)",
              RFC 3925, DOI 10.17487/RFC3925, October 2004,

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   [RFC3993]  Johnson, R., Palaniappan, T., and M. Stapp, "Subscriber-ID
              Suboption for the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
              (DHCP) Relay Agent Option", RFC 3993,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC3993, March 2005,

   [RFC4361]  Lemon, T. and B. Sommerfeld, "Node-specific Client
              Identifiers for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
              Version Four (DHCPv4)", RFC 4361, DOI 10.17487/RFC4361,
              February 2006, <>.

   [RFC4388]  Woundy, R. and K. Kinnear, "Dynamic Host Configuration
              Protocol (DHCP) Leasequery", RFC 4388,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC4388, February 2006,

   [RFC4578]  Johnston, M. and S. Venaas, Ed., "Dynamic Host
              Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Options for the Intel
              Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE)", RFC 4578,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC4578, November 2006,

   [RFC4702]  Stapp, M., Volz, B., and Y. Rekhter, "The Dynamic Host
              Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Client Fully Qualified
              Domain Name (FQDN) Option", RFC 4702,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC4702, October 2006,

   [RFC4776]  Schulzrinne, H., "Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
              (DHCPv4 and DHCPv6) Option for Civic Addresses
              Configuration Information", RFC 4776,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC4776, November 2006,

   [RFC4941]  Narten, T., Draves, R., and S. Krishnan, "Privacy
              Extensions for Stateless Address Autoconfiguration in
              IPv6", RFC 4941, DOI 10.17487/RFC4941, September 2007,

   [RFC6225]  Polk, J., Linsner, M., Thomson, M., and B. Aboba, Ed.,
              "Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol Options for
              Coordinate-Based Location Configuration Information",
              RFC 6225, DOI 10.17487/RFC6225, July 2011,

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RFC 7819               DHCP Privacy Considerations            April 2016

   [RFC6926]  Kinnear, K., Stapp, M., Desetti, R., Joshi, B., Russell,
              N., Kurapati, P., and B. Volz, "DHCPv4 Bulk Leasequery",
              RFC 6926, DOI 10.17487/RFC6926, April 2013,

   [RFC7724]  Kinnear, K., Stapp, M., Volz, B., and N. Russell, "Active
              DHCPv4 Lease Query", RFC 7724, DOI 10.17487/RFC7724,
              December 2015, <>.


   The authors would like to thank the valuable comments made by Stephen
   Farrell, Ted Lemon, Ines Robles, Russ White, Christian Huitema,
   Bernie Volz, Jinmei Tatuya, Marcin Siodelski, Christian Schaefer,
   Robert Sparks, Peter Yee, and other members of DHC WG.

Authors' Addresses

   Sheng Jiang
   Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd
   Q14, Huawei Campus, No.156 Beiqing Road
   Hai-Dian District, Beijing  100095


   Suresh Krishnan
   8400 Decarie Blvd.
   Town of Mount Royal, QC

   Phone: +1 514 345 7900 x42871

   Tomek Mrugalski
   Internet Systems Consortium, Inc.
   950 Charter Street
   Redwood City, CA  94063
   United States


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