I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-dhc-interserver-alt-00.txt

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 A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts 
 directories. This draft is a work item of the Dynamic Host Configuration 
 Working Group of the IETF.                                                

       Title     : An Inter-server Protocol for DHCP                       
       Author(s) : R. Droms, K. Kinnear
       Filename  : draft-ietf-dhc-interserver-alt-00.txt
       Pages     : 53
       Date      : 04/14/1997

The DHCP protocol is designed to allow for multiple DHCP servers, so that 
reliability of DHCP service can be improved through the use of redundant 
servers.  To provide redundant service, all of the DHCP servers must be 
configured with the same information about assigned IP addresses and 
parameters; i.e., all of the servers must be configured with the same 
bindings.  Because DHCP servers may dynamically assign new addresses or 
configuration parameters, or extend the lease on an existing address 
assignment, the bindings on some servers may become out of date.  The DHCP 
inter-server protocol provides an automatic mechanism for synchronization 
of the bindings stored on a set of cooperating DHCP servers.  
This draft is a direct extension of draft-ietf-dhc-interserver-00.txt, but 
has been renamed draft-ietf-dhc-interserver-alt-00.txt since an alternative
proposal (also a direct extension of draft-ietf-dhc-interserver-00.txt but 
in a different direction) exists named draft-ietf-dhc-interserver-01.txt.  

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