Link-Layer Addresses Assignment Mechanism for DHCPv6
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Dynamic Host Configuration (DHC)                                 B. Volz
Internet-Draft                                                     Cisco
Intended status: Standards Track                            T. Mrugalski
Expires: November 15, 2018                                           ISC
                                                            May 14, 2018

          Link-Layer Addresses Assignment Mechanism for DHCPv6
                      draft-bvtm-dhc-mac-assign-01

Abstract

   In certain environments, e.g. large scale virtualization deployments,
   new devices are created in an automated manner.  Such devices
   typically have their link-layer (MAC) addresses randomized.  With
   sufficient scale, the likelihood of collision is not acceptable.
   Therefore an allocation mechanism is required.  This draft proposes
   an extension to DHCPv6 that allows a scalable approach to link-layer
   address assignments.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Requirements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   4.  Mechanism Overview  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   5.  Design Assumptions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   6.  Information Encoding  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   7.  Requesting Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   8.  Renewing Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   9.  Releasing Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   10. Option Definitions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     10.1.  Identity Association for Link-Layer Addresses Option . .   8
     10.2.  Link-Layer Addresses Option  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   11. Client Behavior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   12. Server Behavior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   13. IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   14. Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   15. Privacy Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   16. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     16.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     16.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   Appendix A.  IEEE 802c Summary  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16

1.  Introduction

   There are several new deployment types that deal with a large number
   of devices that need to be initialized.  One of them is a scenario
   where virtual machines (VMs) are created on a massive scale.
   Typically the new VM instances are assigned a random link-layer (MAC)
   address, but that does not scale well due to the birthday paradox.
   Another use case is IoT devices.  Typically there is no need to
   provide global uniqueness of MAC addresses for such devices.  On the
   other hand, the huge number of such devices would likely exhaust a
   vendor's OUI (Organizationally Unique Identifier) global address
   space.  For those reasons, it is desired to have some form of local
   authority that would be able to assign MAC addresses.

   This document proposes a new mechanism that extends DHCPv6 operation
   to handle link-layer address assignments.
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