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Project ID: IST-2001-32603
Finanziato nell'ambito di: FP5-IST
Paese: Germany

Description of the developments in DHCP6 implementations

Despite the existence of stateless autoconfiguration for IPv6 (RFC 2462), there is still a need for DHCP. DHCP can be a complement to the stateless autoconfiguration where it can supply hosts with DNS, NTP and other configuration data. DHCP can also take care of address allocations, and replace stateless autoconfiguration completely. After many years of work, DHCP for IPv6 is becoming stable, and will be released soon as an RFC. However, it is based on the DHCPv4 address allocation system, and it is uncertain if the same scheme can be used for IPv6 where 2^64 addresses are available per link. Thus a stripped-down Ĝlight-weight" version of DHCPv6 was developed within the project.

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WESTFAELISCHE WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAET MUENSTER
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