Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP): IPv4 and IPv6 Dual-Stack Issues
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <firstname.lastname@example.org>, RFC Editor <email@example.com>, dhc mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>, dhc chair <email@example.com> Subject: Document Action: 'DHCP: IPv4 and IPv6 Dual-Stack Issues' to Informational RFC The IESG has approved the following document: - 'DHCP: IPv4 and IPv6 Dual-Stack Issues ' <draft-ietf-dhc-dual-stack-05.txt> as an Informational RFC This document is the product of the Dynamic Host Configuration Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Margaret Wasserman and Mark Townsley. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-dhc-dual-stack-05.txt
Technical Summary A node may have support for communications using IPv4 and/or IPv6 protocols. Such a node may wish to obtain IPv4 and/or IPv6 configuration settings via the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP). The original version of DHCP  designed for IPv4 has now been complemented by a new DHCPv6  for IPv6. This document describes issues identified with dual IP version DHCP interactions, the most important aspect of which is how to handle potential problems in clients processing configuration information received from both DHCPv4 and DHCPv6 servers. The document makes a recommendation on the general strategy on how best to handle such issues, and identifies future work to be undertaken. Working Group Summary This document was produced by the DHC WG. The WG has consensus to publish this document as an Informational RFC. Protocol Quality This document was reviewed for the IESG by Margaret Wasserman.