IPv6-Only Preferred Option for DHCPv4
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: IETF-Announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, Bernie Volz <firstname.lastname@example.org>, The IESG <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Protocol Action: 'IPv6-Only-Preferred Option for DHCPv4' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-dhc-v6only-08.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'IPv6-Only-Preferred Option for DHCPv4' (draft-ietf-dhc-v6only-08.txt) as Proposed Standard This document is the product of the Dynamic Host Configuration Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Erik Kline and Éric Vyncke. A URL of this Internet Draft is: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-dhc-v6only/
Technical Summary This document specifies a new DHCPv4 option that a host can use to indicate to the DHCPv4 server that it can operate in IPv6 only mode (via an appropriate transition technology) and thus does not require an IPv4 address. The DHCPv4 server can therefore bypass allocating an IPv4 address. Working Group Summary While the document was a product of the DHC WG, v6ops, and 6man, were also involved in the initial discussion and refinement of the work. The document progressed relatively quickly, though there were several issues debated during its development. Document Quality There was significant interest from both client and server software implementers. While I am not aware of a prototype implementation, the result does closely follow the behavior of many other DHCP actions. Personnel Document Shepherd: Bernie Volz (DHC WG co-chair) Responsible Area Director: Éric Vyncke IANA Note The IANA section is correct and clear. An early allocation from the DHCPv4 registry has been granted and should be confirmed when this document is published.