[dhcwg] RFC 8168 on DHCPv6 Prefix-Length Hint Issues

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Subject: [dhcwg] RFC 8168 on DHCPv6 Prefix-Length Hint Issues
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A new Request for Comments is now available in online RFC libraries.

        
        RFC 8168

        Title:      DHCPv6 Prefix-Length Hint Issues 
        Author:     T. Li, 
                    C. Liu,
                    Y. Cui
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       May 2017
        Mailbox:    peter416733@gmail.com, 
                    gnocuil@gmail.com, 
                    yong.cui.thu@gmail.com
        Pages:      9
        Characters: 21936
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-dhc-dhcpv6-prefix-length-hint-issue-06.txt

        URL:        https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8168

        DOI:        10.17487/RFC8168

DHCPv6 Prefix Delegation allows a client to include a prefix-length
hint value in the IA_PD option to indicate a preference for the size
of the prefix to be delegated, but it is unclear about how the client
and server should act in different situations involving the
prefix-length hint.  This document provides a summary of the existing
problems with the prefix-length hint and guidance on what the client
and server could do in different situations.

This document is a product of the Dynamic Host Configuration Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard.

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