[dhcwg] I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-dhc-failover-10.txt
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Subject: [dhcwg] I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-dhc-failover-10.txt
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 : DHCP Failover Protocol Author(s) : R. Droms, K. Kinnear, M. Stapp, B. Volz, S. Gonczi, G. Rabil, M. Dooley, A. Kapur Filename : draft-ietf-dhc-failover-10.txt Pages : 132 Date : 24-Jan-02 DHCP [RFC 2131] allows for multiple servers to be operating on a single network. Some sites are interested in running multiple servers in such a way so as to provide redundancy in case of server failure. In order for this to work reliably, the cooperating primary and secondary servers must maintain a consistent database of the lease information. This implies that servers will need to coordinate any and all lease activity so that this information is synchronized in case of failover. This document defines a protocol to provide such synchronization between two servers. One server is designated the 'primary' server, the other is the 'secondary' server. This document also describes a way to integrate the failover protocol with the DHCP load balancing approach. This document is a substantial reorganization as well as a technical and editorial revision of draft-ietf-dhc-failover-05.txt. A URL for this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-dhc-failover-10.txt To remove yourself from the IETF Announcement list, send a message to ietf-announce-request with the word unsubscribe in the body of the message. Internet-Drafts are also available by anonymous FTP. Login with the username "anonymous" and a password of your e-mail address. After logging in, type "cd internet-drafts" and then "get draft-ietf-dhc-failover-10.txt". A list of Internet-Drafts directories can be found in http://www.ietf.org/shadow.html or ftp://ftp.ietf.org/ietf/1shadow-sites.txt Internet-Drafts can also be obtained by e-mail. Send a message to: firstname.lastname@example.org. In the body type: "FILE /internet-drafts/draft-ietf-dhc-failover-10.txt". NOTE: The mail server at ietf.org can return the document in MIME-encoded form by using the "mpack" utility. To use this feature, insert the command "ENCODING mime" before the "FILE" command. To decode the response(s), you will need "munpack" or a MIME-compliant mail reader. Different MIME-compliant mail readers exhibit different behavior, especially when dealing with "multipart" MIME messages (i.e. documents which have been split up into multiple messages), so check your local documentation on how to manipulate these messages. Below is the data which will enable a MIME compliant mail reader implementation to automatically retrieve the ASCII version of the Internet-Draft.
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