Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol for IPv6
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Overview: IPv6 enables simple, automatic host configuration. Conversely, there was nothing in the initial specification to automatically delegate a prefix to a router; so manual configuration was the only option. Several proposals recently attempted to solve this issue [MIYAKAWA]. Service Providers who deploy IPv6 have Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol version 6 (DHCPv6) and its prefix delegation (PD) extension [PD]. DHCPv6 Prefix Delegation is deployed in a stateful fashion at the Service Provider border router and distributes relatively long-lived /48 prefixes to customers.