[rfc-dist] RFC 4701 on A DNS Resource Record (RR) for Encoding Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Information (DHCID RR)

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        RFC 4701

        Title:      A DNS Resource Record (RR) 
                    for Encoding Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol 
                    (DHCP) Information (DHCID RR) 
        Author:     M. Stapp, T. Lemon,
                    A. Gustafsson
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       October 2006
        Mailbox:    mjs at cisco.com, 
                    mellon at nominum.com, 
                    gson at araneus.fi
        Pages:      12
        Characters: 24570
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-dnsext-dhcid-rr-13.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc4701.txt

It is possible for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) clients
to attempt to update the same DNS Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN)
or to update a DNS FQDN that has been added to the DNS for another
purpose as they obtain DHCP leases.  Whether the DHCP server or the
clients themselves perform the DNS updates, conflicts can arise.  To
resolve such conflicts, RFC 4703 proposes storing client identifiers
in the DNS to unambiguously associate domain names with the DHCP
clients to which they refer.  This memo defines a distinct Resource
Record (RR) type for this purpose for use by DHCP clients and servers:

This document is a product of the Dynamic Host Configuration
Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

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