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I-D ACTION:draft-rentschler-dhc-discovery-00.txt



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	Title		: DHCP Discovery Extensions
	Author(s)	: M. Rentschler
	Filename	: draft-rentschler-dhc-discovery-00.txt
	Pages		: 11
	Date		: 2003-11-11
	
The discovery mechanism described here is built upon and coexists
with BOOTP according to RFC 1542 and DHCP according to RFC 2131 
and RFC 3203.
It allows server-initiated communication to specific or all clients 
in the network, using the DHCP packet format and with that the
relay agent functionality. 
The Discovery mechanism is a powerful and flexible extension to 
client-initiated DHCP that allows a variety of applications,
for example:

- Discovery and supervision of clients in the network
- Server-initiated configuration of clients
- DHCP server redundancy

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