Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCPv4 and DHCPv6) Option for Civic Addresses Configuration Information
RFC 4676

Note: This ballot was opened for revision 09 and is now closed.

(Ted Hardie) Yes

(Allison Mankin) Yes

(Brian Carpenter) No Objection

Comment (2005-06-06 for -** No value found for 'p.get_dochistory.rev' **)
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CAtype 1 (A1) should mention canton (CH)

Joel Halpern foun one error that will need to be fixed, probably in RFC  Editor interaction.  The last sentence of the IANA considerations  reads:
    The initial list of registrations is contained in .
There is a citation missing at the end?

(Margaret Cullen) (was Discuss, No Objection) No Objection

Comment (2006-02-16)
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I have carefully reviewed this document in preparation for an override vote, and I have a couple of questions:

In the section describing the DHCPv6 format, the document says:

  The DHCPv6 [6] civic address option refers generally to the client as
  a whole.

The DHCPv4 section doesn't say this, though...  Are they different in this regard?

The document includes the following description of how addresses in the US will be represented:

  US (United States): The mapping to NENA designations is shown in
      parentheses.  A1 designates the state (STA), using the the two-
      letter state and possession abbreviations recommended by the
      United States Postal Service Publication 28 [20], Appendix B.  A2
      designates the county, parish (Louisiana) or borough (Alaska)
      (CNA).  A3 designates the civic community name, e.g., city or
      town.  It is also known as the municipal jurisdiction.  (MCN) The
      optional element A4 contains the community place name, such as
      "New bope Community" or "Urbanizacion" in Puerto Rico.  The civic
      community name (MCN) reflects the political boundaries.  These
      boundaries may differ from postal delivery assignments, the postal
      community name (PCN), for historical or practical reasons.

Minor nit:  s/. (MCN) The/ (MCN). The/  

Unfortunately, I can't figure out how I would represent my native home address using this system.

As a child I lived at:

11 Eisenhower Place
Wakefield, RI  02879

However, Wakefield is not a town.  The town is South Kingstown, RI (note that our town doesn't appear in our mailing address).  So, I think that Wakefield must be a Postal Community Name (PCN)?  Is that the same as the "community place name"?

Also, it seems downright silly not to include the U.S. zip code, even the 9-digit version if available, since there are so many systems that know how to map that to an approximate location, especially within a large city with multiple zip codes.

(Bill Fenner) (was Discuss, No Objection) No Objection

Comment (2006-02-16)
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While re-reviewing in detail for the override vote, I found the following issues.  It made people upset for me to register them in what I thought was the correct way, so I will put them here.

HNO is not described in detail.  HNS is described as "House Number Suffix" in the table and "House Number" in the detailed description.  The paragraph talking about Building is labelled as "LMK" (making it the second paragraph labelled "LMK", since the one that's actually talking about "LMK" is also labelled such).

The description for the P.O. Box field says that it should contain the words "P.O. Box" or similar, but the example simply has a number.

(Sam Hartman) No Objection

(Scott Hollenbeck) (was Discuss) No Objection

Comment (2005-06-02)
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Section 1: Looks like there are some spaces missing in "MUSTNOT", "SHALLNOT", and "SHOULDNOT".

(Russ Housley) No Objection

(Jon Peterson) No Objection

(Mark Townsley) (was Discuss, No Objection) No Objection

(Bert Wijnen) No Objection

(Alex Zinin) No Objection

(David Kessens) (was Discuss) Abstain

Comment (2005-11-21)
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- the use of country codes seems possibly a bit misplaced as they are
  not really the determining factor on how an address is formed. Eg.
  some countries share the same formats. Basically, the country code
  is part of the address itself. The key should be the addressformat
  as registered with IANA. addressformat as registered with IANA.
  In addition, how does one define an address for a country or
  location that does not have a country code or different codes
  different pars of the country.

- We assume that five levels are sufficient for sub-national above the
  street level.

  Why ? I don't believe that Internet standards should be based on
  assumptions. Has this assumption been investigated and found to be
  correct ?