Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol for IPv6 (DHCPv6)
RFC 8415

Document Type RFC - Proposed Standard (November 2018; No errata)
Last updated 2018-11-21
Replaces draft-dhcwg-dhc-rfc3315bis
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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                      T. Mrugalski
Request for Comments: 8415                                  M. Siodelski
Obsoletes: 3315, 3633, 3736, 4242, 7083,                             ISC
           7283, 7550                                            B. Volz
Category: Standards Track                                 A. Yourtchenko
ISSN: 2070-1721                                                    Cisco
                                                           M. Richardson
                                                                     SSW
                                                                S. Jiang
                                                                  Huawei
                                                                T. Lemon
                                                     Nibbhaya Consulting
                                                              T. Winters
                                                                 UNH-IOL
                                                           November 2018

         Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol for IPv6 (DHCPv6)

Abstract

   This document describes the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol for
   IPv6 (DHCPv6): an extensible mechanism for configuring nodes with
   network configuration parameters, IP addresses, and prefixes.
   Parameters can be provided statelessly, or in combination with
   stateful assignment of one or more IPv6 addresses and/or IPv6
   prefixes.  DHCPv6 can operate either in place of or in addition to
   stateless address autoconfiguration (SLAAC).

   This document updates the text from RFC 3315 (the original DHCPv6
   specification) and incorporates prefix delegation (RFC 3633),
   stateless DHCPv6 (RFC 3736), an option to specify an upper bound for
   how long a client should wait before refreshing information (RFC
   4242), a mechanism for throttling DHCPv6 clients when DHCPv6 service
   is not available (RFC 7083), and relay agent handling of unknown
   messages (RFC 7283).  In addition, this document clarifies the
   interactions between models of operation (RFC 7550).  As such, this
   document obsoletes RFC 3315, RFC 3633, RFC 3736, RFC 4242, RFC 7083,
   RFC 7283, and RFC 7550.

Mrugalski, et al.            Standards Track                    [Page 1]
RFC 8415                      DHCP for IPv6                November 2018

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force
   (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has
   received public review and has been approved for publication by the
   Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on
   Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 7841.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
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Mrugalski, et al.            Standards Track                    [Page 2]
RFC 8415                      DHCP for IPv6                November 2018

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................6
      1.1. Relationship to Previous DHCPv6 Standards ..................7
      1.2. Relationship to DHCPv4 .....................................8
   2. Requirements ....................................................8
   3. Background ......................................................8
   4. Terminology .....................................................9
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