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Dynamic Host Configuration (DHC) Charter


Mailing List Information

Description of Working Group

The purpose of this working group is to investigate network configuration and reconfiguration management, and determine those configuration functions that can be automated, such as Internet address assignment, gateway discovery and resource location, and those which cannot be automated (i.e., those that must be managed by network administrators).

Goals and Milestones

Write a BOOTP extensions document.
Identify (in the spirit of the Gateway Requirements and Host Requirements RFCs) the information required for hosts and gateways to: exchange packets with other hosts, obtain packet routing information, access the Domain Name System, and access other local and remote services.
Summarize those mechanisms already in place for managing the information identified by objective 1.
Suggest new mechanisms to manage the information identified by objective 1.
Having established what information and mechanisms are required for host operation, examine specific scenarios of dynamic host configuration and reconfiguration, and show how those scenarios can be resolved using existing or proposed management mechanisms.

NOTE: The Internet-Draft(s) listed below may have been deleted since they are only good for six months.

Request for Comments