Discovering Provisioning Domain Names and Data
RFC 8801

Document Type RFC - Proposed Standard (July 2020; No errata)
Authors Pierre Pfister  , Éric Vyncke  , Tommy Pauly  , David Schinazi  , Wenqin Shao 
Last updated 2020-07-29
Replaces draft-bruneau-intarea-provisioning-domains
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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                        P. Pfister
Request for Comments: 8801                                     É. Vyncke
Category: Standards Track                                          Cisco
ISSN: 2070-1721                                                 T. Pauly
                                                              Apple Inc.
                                                             D. Schinazi
                                                              Google LLC
                                                                 W. Shao
                                                               July 2020

             Discovering Provisioning Domain Names and Data


   Provisioning Domains (PvDs) are defined as consistent sets of network
   configuration information.  PvDs allows hosts to manage connections
   to multiple networks and interfaces simultaneously, such as when a
   home router provides connectivity through both a broadband and
   cellular network provider.

   This document defines a mechanism for explicitly identifying PvDs
   through a Router Advertisement (RA) option.  This RA option announces
   a PvD identifier, which hosts can compare to differentiate between
   PvDs.  The option can directly carry some information about a PvD and
   can optionally point to PvD Additional Information that can be
   retrieved using HTTP over TLS.

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   Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 7841.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction
     1.1.  Specification of Requirements
   2.  Terminology
   3.  Provisioning Domain Identification Using Router Advertisements
     3.1.  PvD Option for Router Advertisements
     3.2.  Router Behavior
     3.3.  Non-PvD-Aware Host Behavior
     3.4.  PvD-Aware Host Behavior
       3.4.1.  DHCPv6 Configuration Association
       3.4.2.  DHCPv4 Configuration Association
       3.4.3.  Connection Sharing by the Host
       3.4.4.  Usage of DNS Servers
   4.  Provisioning Domain Additional Information
     4.1.  Retrieving the PvD Additional Information
     4.2.  Operational Consideration to Providing the PvD Additional
     4.3.  PvD Additional Information Format
       4.3.1.  Example
     4.4.  Detecting Misconfiguration and Misuse
   5.  Operational Considerations
     5.1.  Exposing Extra RA Options to PvD-Aware Hosts
     5.2.  Different RAs for PvD-Aware and Non-PvD-Aware Hosts
     5.3.  Enabling Multihoming for PvD-Aware Hosts
     5.4.  Providing Additional Information to PvD-Aware Hosts
   6.  Security Considerations
   7.  Privacy Considerations
   8.  IANA Considerations
     8.1.  Change to IPv6 Neighbor Discovery Option Formats Registry
     8.2.  New Entry in the Well-Known URIs Registry
     8.3.  New Additional Information PvD Keys Registry
     8.4.  New PvD Option Flags Registry
     8.5.  PvD JSON Media Type Registration
   9.  References
     9.1.  Normative References
     9.2.  Informative References
   Authors' Addresses

1.  Introduction

   Provisioning Domains (PvDs) are defined in [RFC7556] as consistent
   sets of network configuration information.  This information includes
   properties that are traditionally associated with a single networking
   interface, such as source addresses, DNS configuration, proxy
   configuration, and gateway addresses.

   Clients that are aware of PvDs can take advantage of multiple network
   interfaces simultaneously.  This enables using two PvDs in parallel
   for separate connections or for multi-path transports.

   While most PvDs today are discovered implicitly (such as by receiving
   information via Router Advertisements from a router on a network that
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