[rfc-dist] RFC 6422 on Relay-Supplied DHCP Options

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        RFC 6422

        Title:      Relay-Supplied DHCP Options 
        Author:     T. Lemon, Q. Wu
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       December 2011
        Mailbox:    mellon at nominum.com, 
                    sunseawq at huawei.com
        Pages:      8
        Characters: 16056
        Updates:    RFC3315

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-dhc-dhcpv6-relay-supplied-options-09.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6422.txt

DHCPv6 relay agents cannot communicate with DHCPv6 clients directly.
However, in some cases, the relay agent possesses some information
that would be useful to the DHCPv6 client.  This document describes a
mechanism whereby the DHCPv6 relay agent can provide such information
to the DHCPv6 server, which can, in turn, pass this information on to
the DHCP client.

This document updates RFC 3315 (DHCPv6) by making explicit the
implicit requirement that relay agents not modify the content of
encapsulation payloads as they are relayed back toward clients.  

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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