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Network Working Group                                         R. Johnson
Internet-Draft                                             J. Jumarasamy
Intended status: Informational                                K. Kinnear
Expires: April 4, 2010                                          M. Stapp
                                                     Cisco Systems, Inc.
                                                            October 2009


                        Subnet Allocation Option
                   draft-ietf-dhc-subnet-alloc-10.txt

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Abstract

   This document defines a new DHCP option which is passed between the
   DHCP Client and the DHCP Server to request dynamic allocation of a
   subnet, give specifications of subnet(s) allocated, and report usage
   statistics.  This memo documents the current usage of the option in
   agreement with [RFC3942], which declares that any pre-existing usages
   of option numbers in the range 128 - 223 should be documented and the
   working group will try to officially assign those numbers to those
   options.


Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   2.  Conventions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
   3.  Subnet Allocation Option format  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
     3.1.  Subnet-Request Suboption format  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
     3.2.  Subnet-Information Suboption format  . . . . . . . . . . .  8
       3.2.1.  Subnet Prefix Information block format . . . . . . . .  9
     3.3.  Subnet-Name Suboption format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
     3.4.  Suggested-Lease-Time Suboption format  . . . . . . . . . . 11
   4.  Requesting allocation of a subnet  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
     4.1.  Client DHCPDISCOVER message  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
     4.2.  Server DHCPOFFER message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
     4.3.  Client DHCPREQUEST message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
     4.4.  Server DHCPACK message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
   5.  Client renewal of subnet lease . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
     5.1.  Client RENEW DHCPREQUEST message . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
     5.2.  Server RENEW DHCPREQUEST response  . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
     5.3.  Client DHCPRELEASE message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
     5.4.  Server DHCPFORCERENEW message  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
   6.  Client requesting previously allocated subnet information  . . 18
     6.1.  Client Initial DHCPDISCOVER Message  . . . . . . . . . . . 18
     6.2.  Server Initial DHCPOFFER Response  . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
     6.3.  Client Additional DHCPDISCOVER Messages  . . . . . . . . . 18
     6.4.  Server Additional DHCPOFFER Responses  . . . . . . . . . . 19
   7.  DHCP Server Subnet Allocation method . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
   8.  Examples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
     8.1.  Example 1: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
     8.2.  Example 2: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
   9.  Differences from DHCPv6 Prefix Delegation  . . . . . . . . . . 26
   10. Security Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
   11. IANA Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
   12. References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
     12.1. Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
     12.2. Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
   Authors' Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30



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1.  Introduction

   There is a need for a DHCP Client to be able to allocate a subnet
   from a DHCP Server.  Alternate methods of allocation, such as AAA are
   not appropriate for various reasons and the most straight-forward way
   to accomplish this allocation is via DHCP.  A DHCP option to support
   this may be utilized by a simple Dialin Aggregation box, or even to
   implement a Hierarchical chain of DHCP Servers, each one in turn
   leasing one or more subnets to the next DHCP Server down the chain.

   This new DHCP option [RFC2132], the Subnet Allocation option is
   specified in such a way as to use one DHCP Option number, while using
   suboption numbers for each function.  The Subnet-Request suboption
   tells what types of subnets are needed and how many.  The Subnet-
   Information suboption gives the actual subnet number(s) and allows
   for extra flags to convey additional information about each subnet.
   The "Subnet-Name" suboption allows a method of passing additional
   information about the requested subnet(s), such as department name,
   user name, customer number, etc.  The "Suggested-Lease-Time"
   suboption provides a method for the DHCP Server to suggest a lease
   time for addresses allocated from the offered subnet.  The DHCP
   Server has the option of not supplying all subnets requested or even
   returning different sized subnets than were requested.  Additionally,
   usage statistics may be included in RENEW messages from the DHCP
   Client back to the DHCP Server.


























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2.  Conventions

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY" and "OPTIONAL" in this
   document are to be interpreted as described in [RFC2119].

   This document also uses the following terms:

   DHCP Client:  DHCP Client or "Client" is an Internet host using DHCP
      to obtain configuration parameters such as a network address.

   DHCP Server:  A DHCP Server or "Server" is an Internet host that
      returns configuration parameters to DHCP Clients.






































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3.  Subnet Allocation Option format

    0                   1                   2
    0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
   |     Code      |     Len       |     Flags     | Suboptions ...
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

   Code  = Subnet Allocation option code (1 octet): 220
   Len   = Length of the entire option including all sub-options
           (1 octet)
   Flags = Various flags: (None currently defined)

   One or more sub-options may be specified as described below.

3.1.  Subnet-Request Suboption format

    0                   1                   2                   3
    0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |       1       |      Len      |    Flags  :i:h|    Prefix     |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

   Len   = Length of the suboption (always 2 for this suboption)
           (1 octet)
   Flags = Flags field. (all unused bits must be zero)

       'h' = Hierarchical flag
             1 : Client will be allocating addresses from this subnet.
             0 : Client will be relaying DHCP requests to the Server
                 from this subnet.
       'i' = Information flag
             1 : Client is seeking information about previously
                 allocated subnets.
             0 : Client is seeking a new subnet allocation.

   Prefix = Network prefix length requested
            (0 means no suggested length is given) (1 octet)

   The DHCP Server SHOULD NOT include the Subnet Request suboption in
   any replies to the DHCP Client.  Enough information will be present
   in the Subnet-Information suboption, such that the Subnet Request
   suboption is not needed in replies to the Client.

   The DHCP Server SHOULD allocate a subnet with prefix length [RFC4632]
   less than or equal to the "Prefix" field length specified in the
   request.  In other words, a subnet containing a number of addresses
   at least the size indicated by the prefix length requested and



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   possibly more.  The DHCP Server MAY allocate a subnet with a prefix
   length greater than that specified in the request (subnet with a
   number of addresses less than requested), but this is not encouraged.

   A "Prefix" field size of 0 MAY be specified by the DHCP Client.  In
   this case, no suggested prefix length is given.

   Multiple Subnet-Request suboptions in a DHCP packet indicate that
   multiple subnets are being requested.  Note that multiple occurrances
   of this suboption MUST NOT be concatenated in the sense of [RFC3396].

   Each Subnet-Request suboption MUST result in no more than one Subnet-
   Information suboption in the DHCPOFFER message from the Server, and
   may result in no Subnet-Information suboptions.

   The Client MAY also include the Subnet-Information suboption in order
   to request a particular subnet.  In this case, the Client SHOULD only
   include one Subnet-Request suboption, since it would otherwise be
   unclear which Subnet-Information suboption refered to which Subnet-
   Request suboption.  Multiple subnet requests can be made by sending
   multiple DHCPDISCOVER packets.

   Setting the 'h' flag to 1 indicates the Client will be allocating
   addresses from the allocated subnet(s) itself.  This can be thought
   of as a "Hierarchial DHCP" design in that control of allocation for
   the subnet(s) will be passed to the Client.

   Setting the 'h' flag to 0 indicates the Client wants the DHCP Server
   to retain control over allocation of addresses from the subnet(s).
   Any address allocation requests on the subnet will be relayed back to
   the DHCP Server.

   Setting the 'i' flag to 1 indicates the Client is NOT seeking
   allocation of any subnets, but is simply seeking information from the
   Server as to what subnet(s) have been allocated (or reserved) for
   this Client.  If the 'i' flag is set to 1, then the "Prefix" field
   SHOULD be set to 0 and MUST be ignored by the Server.  In this case,
   the conversation between the Client and the Server will only progress
   to the DHCPOFFER packet from the Server, giving the information, as
   described in section 6 below.











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3.2.  Subnet-Information Suboption format

    0                   1                   2
    0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
   |       2       |     Len       | Flags     :c:s| SP1, SP2, ...
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-


   Len   = Length of the sub-option (min. length of 8) (1 octet)
   Flags = Various flags which apply to ALL Subnet Prefix
           Information fields specified in this suboption.
           Unused flags must be zero.

       'c' : Client flag (explained below)
             1 : This information is in response to a client request
                 (or has been echoed back by the client, when asking
                 for the next previously allocated subnet from the
                 server)
             0 : Otherwise
       's' : Server flag (explained below)
             1 : Server has additional subnet information for this
                 client
             0 : Otherwise

   SP1, SP2, ...  Subnet Prefix information blocks as specified below
                  (variable sized)

   The "Client flag" ('c') is set to 1 if this Subnet-Information
   suboption is in response to a Client request for information from the
   Server as to what subnet(s) have been allocated.  This flag is used
   in response to a Subnet-Request suboption with the 'i' flag set and
   should be 0 in other Server responses.  Note, the flag is echoed back
   from the Client to the Server when requesting the "next previously
   allocated subnet".  Another way to think of the 'c' bit would be that
   it indicates that the subnet information contained in this suboption
   does not represent a new allocation by the Server or a new request
   for allocation by the Client, but instead represents previously
   allocated subnet information.

   The "Server flag" ('s') is set to 1 if the Server has additional
   subnet information for the Client.

   The Subnet-Information suboption is used by the DHCP Server in order
   to return information as to what subnets are offered (in the case of
   a DHCPOFFER packet) or allocated (in the case of a DHCPACK packet).
   As is indicated above, multiple subnets may be returned in one
   Subnet-Information suboption.



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   The Subnet-Information suboption is also used by the DHCP Client in
   order to request allocation of specific subnets in a DHCPREQUEST
   packet.  In this case, the "Network", "Prefix", and "Flags" fields
   contained in the associated Subnet Prefix Information blocks MUST NOT
   be changed from the information which was received in the DHCPOFFER
   packet from the server.  The Client MAY, however, use multiple
   Subnet-Information suboptions in order to request subnets which were
   originally specified by the Server inside one Subnet-Information
   suboption.

3.2.1.  Subnet Prefix Information block format

    0                   1                   2                   3
    0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |                           Network                             |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |    Prefix     |     Flags |h|d|   Stat-len    |  Optional stats...
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+


   Addr   = IPv4 network number (4 octets)
   Prefix = Prefix length (1 octet)
   Flags  = Flags field (Undefined bits must be zero) (1 octet)

       'd' = Deprecate flag (explained below)
             1 : Deprecation of this subnet is requested
             0 : No deprecation is needed

       'h' = Hierarchical flag (explained below)
             1 : Client will be allocating addresses from this subnet
             0 : Client will be relaying DHCP requests to the server
                 from this subnet.

   Stat-len = Length of the optional statistics information field
              (zero if no statistics are included)

   The 'd' flag may only be returned by the Server to the Client (inside
   a DHCPACK packet, in response to a DHCP RENEW).  It's presence means
   that the Client should prepare to give up the subnet.  For example,
   if the Client is assigning addresses from this subnet to other
   clients, it should cease doing so immediately and should not renew
   any leases when clients ask for renewal.  As soon as all addresses in
   the subnet are unallocated, the Client should send a DHCPRELEASE
   message to the Server, including a Subnet Prefix Information
   suboption for the subnet in order to release the subnet.  The format
   of this message is described farther below.




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   The 'h' flag tells the Client how the Server intends for the Client
   to use the allocated subnet.  It is interpreted in the same manner as
   that in the Subnet-Request suboption.  In response to a Subnet-
   Request, the Server should normally specify the 'h' flag in the same
   manner as it was in the Subnet-Request suboption from the Client.
   The Server MAY, however, change the 'h' flag from that specified in
   the Subnet-Request suboption if it has been configured to override
   the Client's request.

   If any usage statistics information is to be included, then the
   "Stat-len" field specifies the number of bytes of statistics
   information which is included.  See below for more information.  If
   no statistics information is included, then this byte MUST be zero.
   The "Stat-len" field SHOULD always be zero when this suboption is
   sent by the DHCP Server.  The usage statistics information is
   intended for use only to report usage statistics from the Client to
   the Server.

3.2.1.1.  Subnet Usage Statistics

   The Subnet-Information suboption may also include usage statistics
   information.  If this information is included, then the "Stat-len"
   (Statistics length) field MUST be set to the number of bytes of
   statistics information which is being included.  The statistics
   information MUST be in the following form and order:

    0                   1
    0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |           High water          |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |         Currently in use      |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |           Unusable            |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

   "High water" refers the to "high water mark" of allocated addresses
   within the subnet.  I.e., the largest number of addresses which were
   ever allocated at one time from the subnet.

   "Currently in use" refers to the number of addresses currently
   allocated in the subnet.

   "Unusable" refers to the number of addresses which are currently
   unusable for any reason (such as a client returning a DHCPDECLINE, or
   finding the address already in use).

   Additional statistics may be added to this option in the future.  If



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   so, they MUST be appended to the end of the option.  All statistics
   fields MUST remain in the same order.  Use the all ones value
   (0xFFFF) in order to skip reporting a number for a particular field.
   Fewer fields may be included than what is specified in any current
   RFC, but all fields which are included MUST remain in order specifed
   here.

3.3.  Subnet-Name Suboption format

    0                   1
    0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
   |       3       |     Len       | Name ...
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

   Len  = length of the sub-option (min. length of 1) (1 octet)

   The Subnet-Name suboption may be used in order to pass a subnet name
   to the server for use during allocation.  This name may be used for
   any purpose but is intended to tell the server something extra about
   the needed subnet; for example, "sales department", "customer 1002",
   "address pool FOO", or some such.  The "name" should NOT be NULL
   terminated since the "len" field already specifies the length of the
   name.  The "Name" in this suboption is simply a number of octets and
   need not be ASCII text.

3.4.  Suggested-Lease-Time Suboption format

    0                   1                   2                   3
    0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |       4       |     Len (4)   |       t1      |       t2      |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |       t3      |       t4      |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

   Len  = length of the sub-option (always 4 for this suboption) (1
      octet)

   The Suggested-Lease-Time suboption MAY be included by the Server in
   order to suggest the lease time to be used by the Client when
   allocating addresses from the subnet allocated.  The four (4) octet
   value of the lease time is in the same format as that of the "IP
   Address Lease Time" option (option 51), as described in [RFC2132].

   If included, this suboption MUST appear only once.  (Inclusion of
   multiple such suboptions would result in ambiguity as to which
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   needed, the Server SHOULD, instead, reply with only one offered
   subnet and should set the "Server flag" in the Subnet-Information
   suboption to indicate to the Client that it should send another
   subnet request to gather the others.

   The Client SHOULD use a lease time, when allocating addresses from
   the subnet, which is the lesser of the remaining lease time of the
   subnet itself and the Suggested-Lease-Time suboption.











































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4.  Requesting allocation of a subnet

4.1.  Client DHCPDISCOVER message

   The DHCP Client creates a DHCPDISCOVER message including the Subnet
   Allocation option, and its set of suboptions, to request allocation
   of a subnet.  The DHCP Client should include the Subnet-Request
   suboption, specifying the prefix length of the subnet requested.  The
   'h' bit should be set to 1 if the Client intends to control
   allocation of addresses within the subnet itself, or 0 if the Server
   should retain control of addresses within the subnet.  More than one
   Subnet Allocation option may appear in a DHCPDISCOVER message,
   however the client SHOULD limit the number of requests, noting that
   the DHCP replies will need to include the Subnet-Information
   suboption, which takes up more space than the Subnet-Request
   suboption.

   If more than one subnet is being requested, multiple Subnet-Request
   suboptions MAY be included or multiple DHCPDISCOVER messages MAY be
   sent instead.  The prefix length field of each Subnet-Request
   suboption MUST be either 0, or in the range of 1 to 30 inclusive.

   The DHCP "IP address lease time" option (code 51) MAY be included in
   the DHCPDISCOVER message to specify the lease time the Client is
   requesting for the subnet.  If not present, no suggested lease time
   is given.

   The DHCP "Client ID" option (code 61) MAY be included in the
   DHCPDISCOVER message as it may be used by the Server in performing
   the subnet allocation.

4.2.  Server DHCPOFFER message

   Upon receiving a DHCPDISCOVER containing the Subnet Allocation
   option, the DHCP Server should respond with a DHCPOFFER message
   including the Subnet-Information suboption in order to specify the
   subnet(s) which it is willing to allocate to the Client in order to
   fulfill the request(s).

   The Server need not reserve the subnets which are being offered, but
   SHOULD strive to not offer the same subnets to another DHCP Client
   until a reasonable time period (implementation dependent) has passed.
   (This is similar to normal DHCP address allocation.)

   The Server MUST NOT include the Subnet-Request suboption in the
   DHCPOFFER.  The same information is already present in the Subnet
   Information suboption(s) which SHOULD be included in the DHCPOFFER.




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   The Server SHOULD also include the IP address lease time option
   (option 51) in the DHCPOFFER message.  This gives the lease time for
   all subnets given in all Subnet-Request suboptions contained in the
   DHCPOFFER message.  The Server MAY also include the Renewal and/or
   Rebinding options in order to further control the "T1" and "T2" lease
   timers of the client.  There MUST be only one IP address lease time,
   rebind, and/or renew option each in the DHCPOFFER message.

   The Server MAY set the "Server flag" ('s') to 1 to indicate that it
   would like to allocate one or more additional subnet(s) to the
   Client.  This indicates that the Client should send another
   DHCPDISCOVER message specifying a zero prefix length field, P, in
   order to request the additional subnet allocation(s) information.
   This may be necessary if the subnets are to be allocated with
   different lease times, for example.

   The "Client flag" ('c') MUST be set to 0 to indicate this is a Server
   response to a client request for a new subnet allocation and not a
   response to a request for information about already allocated
   subnets.

   The Server SHOULD set the DHCP yiaddr value to all zeros (0.0.0.0)
   and the Client MUST ignore fields having to do with address
   assignment if the packet contains a Subnet Allocation option.  In
   other words, a DHCP packet exchange can not provide subnet allocation
   and address assignment simultaneously.

4.3.  Client DHCPREQUEST message

   When sending a DHCPREQUEST, the Client MUST NOT modify any fields of
   all Subnet-Information suboptions received from the Server.  However,
   the Client MAY choose not to include some Subnet-Information
   suboptions when issuing the DHCPREQUEST.  Subnet-Request suboptions
   MUST NOT be included in the DHCPREQUEST message, only the Subnet-
   Information suboption(s) should be included.

4.4.  Server DHCPACK message

   The DHCP Server, upon receipt of the Client's DHCPREQUEST message,
   MAY refuse allocation of any subnets (for example, if they have been
   allocated elsewhere in the meantime), however since the Server should
   have set aside the subnets offered for a short period of time, and
   since the Client should have requested the subnets within a short
   period of time after receiving the offer(s) from the server(s), this
   last minute rejection should be rare.  The DHCP Server MUST NOT
   change the network number(s) or prefix length(s), however it MAY
   remove some Subnet-Information suboptions from the list.




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   The Server SHOULD include the IP address lease time option specifying
   the lease period for all subnet(s) in the DHCPACK.  All subnets
   allocated in one DHCP message will have the same lease time and only
   one IP address lease time option must appear in the DHCP message.

   If the Server has internal information which states that the Client
   should be allocated more subnets than were requested, the Server MAY
   set the 's' bit in the last Subnet-Information suboption to indicate
   that the Client needs to request more subnets (as described above).

   The allocable unit is the tuple (network number, prefix length).
   Multiple subnets may be allocated in one DHCPACK, however since there
   can be only one Lease-time option, each subnet allocated is assigned
   the same lease time.  Each subnet lease tuple (network number, prefix
   length) MAY be renewed or released individually.




































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5.  Client renewal of subnet lease

5.1.  Client RENEW DHCPREQUEST message

   The Client MUST renew all subnets allocated with a lease time in much
   the same manner as renewing an allocated IP address.  Renewal timers
   need not be set in exactly the same manner, however.  If Renewal
   and/or Rebinding options were included in the DHCPACK of the subnet
   allocation, then these "T1" and "T2" timers should be used just as
   they would be in the case of address allocation timers.

   The DHCPREQUEST message MUST include a Subnet-Information suboption
   for which the Client is seeking renewal of the lease.  This Subnet-
   Information suboption may optionally include subnet usage statistics,
   as described above in the Subnet-Information suboption format section
   (3.2).

   The subnet network number field ("Network") and subnet prefix length
   field ("Prefix") MUST agree with the values as they were originally
   allocated to the Client by the Server.  In any of the statistics
   fields (High, Current, Unusable), a value of all ones (0xffff) SHOULD
   be used if the Client has no information to report for a statistic.

5.2.  Server RENEW DHCPREQUEST response

   The Server MAY respond to a subnet RENEW with either a DHCPACK or
   DHCPNAK response.  If a DHCPNAK response is given the Client MUST
   immediately stop using the subnet(s) specified and, if possible,
   notify all Clients with addresses allocated from this subnet that
   their addresses are no longer valid.  The Client MAY, of course, send
   a DHCPDISCOVER message containing the Subnet Allocation option and
   the Subnet-Request suboption in order to acquire another subnet for
   use.  In general, the Server should ask the Client to deprecate
   subnets by using the 'd' bit of the Subnet-Information suboption in a
   DHCPACK message (see below).

   If a DHCPACK response is given, the "Deprecate" ('d') bit of the
   flags field in the Subnet-Information suboption may also be set.
   This indicates the DHCP Client should "prepare to stop using this
   subnet".  If the Client is allocating IP addresses for other clients
   from this subnet (e.g. via DHCP), the Client SHOULD immediately stop
   allocating such addresses.  Once all allocated addresses in the
   subnet have been released, the Client SHOULD send a DHCPRELEASE
   message, including the Subnet-Information suboption (with optional
   usage statistics) in order to release the subnet(s) back to the
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5.3.  Client DHCPRELEASE message

   The DHCP Client should send a DHCPRELEASE message in order to release
   allocated subnet(s) back to the Server when it is finished using
   them.  This message MUST NOT include the Subnet-Request suboption,
   but MUST include one or more Subnet-Information suboptions, and
   optionally including usage statistics.

   The Client MUST release the same subnet(s) of the same prefix length
   ("Prefix"), as was originally allocated.  The Client MAY release a
   subset of the subnets which were allocated originally.  In other
   words, the allocable unit is the tuple (network number, prefix
   length).  Multiple subnets may be allocated in one DHCPACK, however
   each subnet MAY be released individually.

5.4.  Server DHCPFORCERENEW message

   The DHCP Server may issue a DHCPFORCERENEW [RFC3203] message
   containing the Subnet Allocation option and the Subnet-Information
   suboption.  Upon receiving this message, the DHCP Client MUST issue a
   DHCPREQUEST message to the DHCP Server in order to renew the lease on
   the subnet mentioned.  No other subnets allocated to the Client are
   effected.  As is the case with all DHCP RENEW messages, the Client
   may include subnet usage information in the Subnet-Information
   suboption in order to report subnet usage statistics, or set the
   "Stat-len" field to 0 if no statistics are to be reported.

   If the Server responds to this DHCPREQUEST with a DHCPNAK message,
   then the Client MUST immediately stop using the subnet(s) and, if
   possible, notify all Clients with addresses allocated from this/these
   subnet(s) that their addresses are no longer valid.  The Client MAY,
   of course, send a DHCPDISCOVER message containing the Subnet
   Allocation option and the Subnet-Request suboption in order to
   acquire another subnet for use.

















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6.  Client requesting previously allocated subnet information

   A DHCP Client may request from the DHCP Server a list of what subnets
   are currently allocated to the Client.  This may be used to recover
   from a restart if the Client does not have local storage in order to
   retain the information itself.  (For example of this, see the section
   8.2 below.)

6.1.  Client Initial DHCPDISCOVER Message

   The DHCP Client DHCPDISCOVER message, when used to discover already
   allocated subnet information, should contain a Subnet-Request
   suboption with the "Prefix" field set to 0 and with the 'i' flag set
   to 1 to indicate that the Client is seeking already allocated subnet
   information from the Server.  No Subnet-Information suboptions should
   be included in this message.  Note, no Subnet-Information suboption
   is included in this message, since the client would not know of any
   subnet to request at this point.

   This DHCPDISCOVER message MAY be unicast to a particular DHCP Server,
   or broadcast in the normal fashion.

6.2.  Server Initial DHCPOFFER Response

   Any DHCP Server which has allocated subnets to the Client should
   respond to the DHCPDISCOVER message with a DHCPOFFER message.  The
   DHCPOFFER message should contain one or more Subnet-Information
   suboption(s) telling the prefix of the subnet(s) allocated to the
   Client.

   The Server SHOULD, internally, retain an ordered list of subnets
   which are allocated to each Client.  In response to an initial
   DHCPDISCOVER message requesting allocated subnet information (i.e.,
   one with the 'i' flag set to 1, but not carrying a Subnet-Information
   suboption), the server returns in the DHCPOFFER message the subnet(s)
   information for the first subnet(s) from this list.  If the end of
   the list has been reached, then the 's' bit of the last Subnet-
   Information suboption included in the message MUST be set to 0.  If
   there are more subnets in the list, the 's' bit MUST be set to 1 to
   indicate to the Client that more information is available.  Since
   this information is in response to a client request for previously
   allocated subnet information, the 'c' bit MUST be set to 1.

6.3.  Client Additional DHCPDISCOVER Messages

   The Client, upon receiving any Server DHCPOFFER messages containing
   Subnet Information suboption information with the 'c' ("Client") bit
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   ("Prefix") information from the message.

   If the 's' bit is set in the last of the Subnet-Information
   suboptions included in the message, then the client SHOULD construct
   a new DHCPDISCOVER message containing the Subnet Allocation option
   and the last Subnet-Information suboption from the Server's message.
   This message SHOULD then be sent back to the same DHCP Server
   originating the DHCPOFFER message.  The 'c' and 's' bits MUST retain
   the same settings they had from the Server's DHCPOFFER message and
   the network number ("Network") and prefix length ("Prefix") fields
   MUST be unaltered as well.

   If the 's' bit in all of the Subnet-Information suboptions from the
   Server was 0, then it indicates the Server has no more information
   about subnets allocated to the Client.

6.4.  Server Additional DHCPOFFER Responses

   The Server, upon receiving from a Client an additional DHCPDISCOVER
   message for allocated subnet information retrieval, with the 'i' flag
   set to 1 and containing one or more Subnet Information suboptions
   with the 'c' and the 's' bits set, MUST use the network number
   ("Network") and prefix length ("Prefix") fields contained in the last
   such Subnet Information suboption in order to locate the position in
   the internal table of allocated subnets for this Client, and then
   return an DHCPOFFER message containing a Subnet-Information suboption
   giving information about the next set of subnets allocated to this
   Client.  If this finishes the list in the table for this Client, then
   the 's' bit MUST be set to 0 to indicate there is no more
   information.  Any Subnet Information suboptions encountered without
   both the 'c' and 's' bits set should be ignored by the Server.




















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7.  DHCP Server Subnet Allocation method

   The actual method of allocating subnets on the DHCP Server, as well
   as the configuration of what networks may be subnetted and how, is
   left up to the implementation.














































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8.  Examples

   Only the Subnet Allocation option and accompanying suboptions are
   displayed in these examples.  All other fields in the DHCP messages
   are described in [RFC2131].

8.1.  Example 1:

   A DHCP Client requesting a subnet with prefix length 24 from which
   the Client will allocate addresses to other clients.  The Server
   responds with an allocation of exactly the size requested:

   The Client sends a DHCPDISCOVER message including a Subnet Allocation
   option with the Subnet-Request suboption:

   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |      220      |       5       |       0       |       1       |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |       2       |     0     |0|0|       24      |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

   The Server responds with a DHCPOFFER message including a Subnet
   Allocation option with a Subnet-Information suboption, offering the
   subnet 10.0.1.0/24.

   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |      220      |      11       |       0       |       2       |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |       8       |     0     |0|0|      10       |       0       |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |       1       |       0       |      24       |           |0|0|
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |       0       |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

   The Client sends a DHCPREQUEST including a Subnet Allocation option
   with a Subnet-Information suboption:

   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |      220      |      11       |       0       |       2       |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |       8       |     0     |0|0|      10       |       0       |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |       1       |       0       |      24       |           |0|0|
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |       0       |
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   The Server responds with a DHCPACK message including a Subnet
   Allocation option with a Subnet-Information suboption:

   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |      220      |      11       |       0       |       2       |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |       8       |     0     |0|0|      10       |       0       |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |       1       |       0       |      24       |           |0|0|
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |       0       |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

   Later the Client sends a DHCPRELEASE message including a Subnet
   Allocation option with a Subnet-Information suboption:

   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |      220      |      11       |       0       |       2       |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |       8       |     0     |0|0|      10       |       0       |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |       1       |       0       |      24       |           |0|0|
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |       0       |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

8.2.  Example 2:

   A DHCP Client requesting two subnets, each with prefix length 24:

   The Client sends a DHCPDISCOVER message including a Subnet Allocation
   option with a Subnet-Request suboption:

   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |      220      |       9       |       0       |       1       |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |       2       |     0     |0|0|       24      |       1       |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |       2       |     0     |0|0|       24      |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

   The Server responds with a DHCPOFFER message including a Subnet
   Allocation option with a Subnet-Information suboption:

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   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |      220      |      18       |       0       |       2       |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |       15      |           |0|0|      10       |       0       |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |       2       |      0        |      24       |           |0|0|
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |       0       |     10        |       0       |       3       |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |       0       |     28        |           |0|0|       0       |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

   The Client sends a DHCPREQUEST message including a Subnet Allocation
   option with a Subnet-Information suboption:

   The Client decides that the subnet of size 28 is not sufficient so it
   doesn't include that subnet into the DHCPREQUEST message.

   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |      220      |      11       |       0       |       2       |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |       8       |           |0|0|      10       |       0       |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |       2       |      0        |      24       |           |0|0|
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |       0       |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

   The Server responds with a DHCPACK message including a Subnet
   Allocation option with a Subnet-Information suboption:

   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |      220      |      11       |       0       |       2       |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |       8       |           |0|0|      10       |       0       |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |       2       |      0        |      24       |           |0|0|
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |       0       |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

   Later the Client sends a DHCPREQUEST message in order to renew the
   lease on the one subnet and includes subnet usage information.  It
   reports that a maximum of 10 addresses were allocated from the subnet
   since the last report, 7 addresses are currently allocated, and 2
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   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |      220      |      17       |       0       |       2       |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |      14       |           |0|0|      10       |       0       |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |       2       |      0        |      24       |           |0|0|
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |       6       |       0       |      10       |       0       |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |       7       |       0       |       2       |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

   The Server responds with a DHCPACK message, however it signals to the
   Client that the subnet should be deprecated.

   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |      220      |      11       |       0       |       2       |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |       8       |           |0|0|      10       |       0       |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |       2       |      0        |      24       |           |0|1|
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |       0       |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

   The Client reloads at this point and upon completion of the reload
   sends a DHCPDISCOVER asking for information about all subnets which
   were allocated to it.

   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |      220      |       5       |       0       |       1       |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |       2       |           |1|0|       0       |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

   The Server responds with a DHCPOFFER, giving the subnet information
   of the one subnet which is allocated to the Client.  Also the Server
   specifies that the one allocated subnet should be immediately
   deprecated.  Note that the 's' ("Server") bit is 0 thus indicating
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   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |      220      |       11      |       0       |       2       |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |       8       |           |1|0|       10      |       0       |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |       2       |      0        |       24      |           |0|1|
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |       0       |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

   The Client responds with a DHCPRELEASE message after having
   deprecated the subnet:

   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |      220      |       11      |       0       |     SIS       |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |       8       |           |0|0|       10      |       0       |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |       2       |      0        |       24      |           |0|0|
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
   |       0       |
   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+





























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9.  Differences from DHCPv6 Prefix Delegation

   The following differences may be noticed between Subnet Allocation as
   described in this document and DHCPv6 Prefix Delegation as described
   in [RFC3633]:

   o  This option does not use anything like an "IA_PD" as is used in
      DHCPv6.

   o  If the Server can not allocate a subnet, it remains silent,
      instead of returning a special response saying nothing is
      available.

   o  DHCPv6 Prefix Delegation has no mechanism for returning subnet/
      prefix usage statistics.

   o  DHCPv6 has no equivalent to the "subnet deprecation" flag as
      described here.

   o  DHCPv6 Prefix Delegation makes no mention of what Client actions
      should result from receiving a DHCPNAK during a RENEW of a
      delegation.

   o  DHCPv6 has no equivalent of the subnet allocation "Network name"
      suboption, which may be used by the Server for various purposes,
      such as to specify a pool to use when allocating a subnet.

   o  DHCPv6 Prefix Delegation corresponds to "Hierarchical Subnet
      Allocation" (setting the 'h' flag in the Prefix Information
      suboption).  There is no V6 equivalent of clearing the 'h' flag,
      in which the Server retains authority over allocation of addresses
      from the subnet.

   o  DHCPv6 Prefix Delegation has nothing to correspond to the
      Suggested-Lease-Time suboption.
















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10.  Security Considerations

   Potential exposures to attack are discussed in section 7 of the DHCP
   protocol specification [RFC2131].  The Subnet Allocation option can
   be used to hoard all allocable subnets on a network.

   Implementations should consider using the DHCP Authentication option
   [RFC3118] in order to provide a higher level of security if it is
   deemed necessary in their environment.  Potential exposures to attack
   are discussed in section 7 of the DHCP protocol specification in
   [RFC2131].








































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11.  IANA Considerations

   IANA is requested to assign DHCP option number 220 for this option,
   in accordance with [RFC3942].

   No assignment of values for the suboption codes need be made at this
   time.  New values may only be defined by IETF Consensus, as described
   in [RFC5226].  Basically, this means that they are defined by RFCs
   approved by the IESG.










































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12.  References

12.1.  Normative References

   [RFC2119]  Bradner, S., "Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate
              Requirement Levels", BCP 14, RFC 2119, March 1997.

   [RFC2131]  Droms, R., "Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol",
              RFC 2131, March 1997.

   [RFC2132]  Alexander, S. and R. Droms, "DHCP Options and BOOTP Vendor
              Extensions", RFC 2132, March 1997.

   [RFC3942]  Volz, B., "Reclassifying Dynamic Host Configuration
              Protocol version 4 (DHCPv4) Options", RFC 3942,
              November 2004.

   [RFC5226]  Narten, T. and H. Alvestrand, "Guidelines for Writing an
              IANA Considerations Section in RFCs", BCP 26, RFC 5226,
              May 2008.

12.2.  Informative References

   [RFC3118]  Droms, R. and W. Arbaugh, "Authentication for DHCP
              Messages", RFC 3118, June 2001.

   [RFC3203]  T'Joens, Y., Hublet, C., and P. De Schrijver, "DHCP
              reconfigure extension", RFC 3203, December 2001.

   [RFC3396]  Lemon, T. and S. Cheshire, "Encoding Long Options in the
              Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCPv4)", RFC 3396,
              November 2002.

   [RFC3633]  Troan, O. and R. Droms, "IPv6 Prefix Options for Dynamic
              Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) version 6", RFC 3633,
              December 2003.

   [RFC4632]  Fuller, V. and T. Li, "Classless Inter-domain Routing
              (CIDR): The Internet Address Assignment and Aggregation
              Plan", BCP 122, RFC 4632, August 2006.











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Authors' Addresses

   Richard A. Johnson
   Cisco Systems, Inc.
   170 W. Tasman Dr.
   San Jose, CA  95134
   US

   Phone: +1 408 526 4000
   Email: raj@cisco.com


   Jay Kumarasamy
   Cisco Systems, Inc.
   170 W. Tasman Dr.
   San Jose, CA  95134
   US

   Phone: +1 408 526 4000
   Email: jayk@cisco.com


   Kim Kinnear
   Cisco Systems, Inc.
   170 W. Tasman Dr.
   San Jose, CA  95134
   US

   Phone: +1 408 526 4000
   Email: kkinnear@cisco.com


   Mark Stapp
   Cisco Systems, Inc.
   170 W. Tasman Dr.
   San Jose, CA  95134
   US

   Phone: +1 408 526 4000
   Email: mjs@cisco.com











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