RFC 8801

Discovering Provisioning Domain Names and Data, July 2020

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P. Pfister
É. Vyncke
T. Pauly
D. Schinazi
W. Shao
intarea (int)

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC8801

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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.

For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 8729.