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