[dhcwg] RFC 3256 on The DOCSIS Device Class DHCP

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Subject: [dhcwg] RFC 3256 on The DOCSIS Device Class DHCP
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A new Request for Comments is now available in online RFC libraries.

        RFC 3256

        Title:	    The DOCSIS (Data-Over-Cable Service Interface
                    Specifications) Device Class DHCP (Dynamic Host
                    Configuration Protocol) Relay Agent Information
        Author(s):  D. Jones, R. Woundy
        Status:     Standards Track
	Date:       April 2002
        Mailbox:    doug@yas.com, rwoundy@broadband.att.com
        Pages:      5
        Characters: 8551
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:    None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-dhc-agentoptions-device-class-04.txt

        URL:        ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc3256.txt

This document proposes a new sub-option to the DHCP (Dynamic Host
Configuration Protocol) Relay Agent Information Option.  This new
sub-option is for use with DOCSIS (Data-Over-Cable Service Interface
Specifications) cable modems and describes a "device class" to which
the cable modem belongs.  The cable modem signals its device class
information to the Relay Agent using DOCSIS signaling, and the Relay
Agent forwards the device class information to the DHCP Server which
can then make a policy decision based on it.

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

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the
Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for
improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet
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