DHCPv4-over-DHCPv6 (DHCP 4o6) Transport
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: IETF-Announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: RFC Editor <email@example.com>, dhc mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>, dhc chair <email@example.com> Subject: Protocol Action: 'DHCPv4 over DHCPv6 Transport' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-dhc-dhcpv4-over-dhcpv6-09.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'DHCPv4 over DHCPv6 Transport' (draft-ietf-dhc-dhcpv4-over-dhcpv6-09.txt) as Proposed Standard This document is the product of the Dynamic Host Configuration Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Ted Lemon and Brian Haberman. A URL of this Internet Draft is: http://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-dhc-dhcpv4-over-dhcpv6/
Technical Summary: This document specifies a mechanism for obtaining IPv4 configuration information dynamically in IPv6 networks by carrying DHCPv4 messages over DHCPv6. Working Group Summary: The WG was asked to develop a standard for how IPv4 configuration parameters could be obtained when no native IPv4 communication was necessarily possible (i.e., native DHCPv4 could not be used because there was no IPv4 transport). The WG developed several proposals and preferred this mechanism. The standard encapsulates standard DHCPv4 messages inside DHCPv6 messages to provide for transporting the DHCPv4 client requests to a server that can process the DHCPv4 requests. Please also see draft-ietf-dhc-v4configuration as it provides additional motivation and analysis of alternatives. Document Quality: This document has had thorough reviews by many interested and knowledgeable folks (beyond those mentioned in the acknowledgements section). There were no significant points of difficulty or controversy with the contents of the document, though there has been some controversy as to whether this technology is needed at all as native IPv4 (DHCPv4) could be supported directly over many "IPv6 only" technologies. An implementation has been done - see http://www.ietf.org/proceedings/89/slides/slides-89-dhc-8.pptx. Personnel: Bernie Volz is the document shepherd. Ted Lemon is the responsible AD. (3) Briefly describe the review of this document that was performed by the Document Shepherd. If this version of the document is not ready for publication, please explain why the document is being forwarded to the IESG. I read the document thoroughly, and submitted quite a few editorial suggestions to the authors, which they implemented. I believe it is ready for publication.