Distributing Address Selection Policy Using DHCPv6
RFC 7078

Document Type RFC - Proposed Standard (January 2014; No errata)
Authors Arifumi Matsumoto  , 藤﨑 智宏  , Tim Chown 
Last updated 2015-10-14
Replaces draft-fujisaki-6man-addr-select-opt
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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                      A. Matsumoto
Request for Comments: 7078                                   T. Fujisaki
Category: Standards Track                                            NTT
ISSN: 2070-1721                                                 T. Chown
                                               University of Southampton
                                                            January 2014

           Distributing Address Selection Policy Using DHCPv6


   RFC 6724 defines default address selection mechanisms for IPv6 that
   allow nodes to select an appropriate address when faced with multiple
   source and/or destination addresses to choose between.  RFC 6724
   allows for the future definition of methods to administratively
   configure the address selection policy information.  This document
   defines a new DHCPv6 option for such configuration, allowing a site
   administrator to distribute address selection policy overriding the
   default address selection parameters and policy table, and thus
   allowing the administrator to control the address selection behavior
   of nodes in their site.

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1.  Introduction

   [RFC6724] describes default algorithms for selecting an address when
   a node has multiple destination and/or source addresses to choose
   from by using an address selection policy.  This specification
   defines a new DHCPv6 option for configuring the default policy table.

   Some problems were identified with the default address selection
   policy as originally defined in [RFC3484].  As a result, RFC 3484 was
   updated and obsoleted by [RFC6724].  While this update corrected a
   number of issues identified from operational experience, it is
   unlikely that any default policy will suit all scenarios, and thus
   mechanisms to control the source address selection policy will be
   necessary.  Requirements for those mechanisms are described in
   [RFC5221], while solutions are discussed in [ADDR-SEL].  Those
   documents have helped shape the improvements in the default address
   selection algorithm in [RFC6724] as well as the requirements for the
   DHCPv6 option defined in this specification.

   This option's concept is to serve as a hint for a node about how to
   behave in the network.  Ultimately, while the node's administrator
   can control how to deal with the received policy information, the
   implementation SHOULD follow the method described below uniformly to
   ease troubleshooting and to reduce operational costs.

1.1.  Conventions Used in This Document

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   document are to be interpreted as described in [RFC2119].

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