Secure DHCPv6 Using CGAs

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (dhc WG)
Authors Sheng Jiang  , Sean Shen 
Last updated 2015-10-14 (latest revision 2012-09-14)
Replaces draft-jiang-dhc-secure-dhcpv6
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status Proposed Standard
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The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol for IPv6 (DHCPv6) enables DHCPv6 servers to pass configuration parameters. It offers configuration flexibility. If not secured, DHCPv6 is vulnerable to various attacks, particularly spoofing attacks. This document analyzes the security issues of DHCPv6 and specifies a Secure DHCPv6 mechanism based on using CGAs.


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Sean Shen (

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