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I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-dhc-leasequery-00.txt



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This draft is a work item of the Dynamic Host Configuration Working Group of the IETF.

	Title		: DHCP Lease Query
	Author(s)	: R. Woundy, K. Kinnear
	Filename	: draft-ietf-dhc-leasequery-00.txt
	Pages		: 16
	Date		: 21-Nov-00
	
Access concentrators that act as DHCP relay agents need to determine
the endpoint locations of IP addresses across public broadband access
networks such as cable, DSL, and wireless networks.  Because ARP
broadcasts are undesirable in public networks, many access
concentrator implementations 'glean' location information from DHCP
messages forwarded by its relay agent function.  Unfortunately, the
typical access concentrator loses its gleaned information when the
access concentrator is rebooted or is replaced.  This memo proposes
that when gleaned DHCP information is not available, the access
concentrator/relay agent obtains the location information directly
from the DHCP server(s) using a new, lightweight DHCPLEASEQUERY
message.

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