Network Working Group S. Daniel Park
INTERNET-DRAFT SAMSUNGInternet-Draft Samsung Electronics Category: Standards Track A.K. VijayabhaskarExpires : July26 September 2004 A.K. Vijayabhaskar Hewlett-Packard January27 March 2004 Configured Tunnel End Point Option for DHCPv6 draft-ietf-dhc-dhcpv6-ctep-opt-00.txtdraft-ietf-dhc-dhcpv6-ctep-opt-01.txt Status of this Memo This document is an Internet-Draft and is in full conformance with all provisions of Section 10 of RFC2026. Internet-Drafts are working documents of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), its areas, and its working groups. Note that other groups may also distribute working documents as Internet- Drafts. Internet-Drafts are draft documents valid for a maximum of six months and may be updated, replaced, or obsoleted by other documents at any time. It is inappropriate to use Internet-Drafts as reference material or to cite them other than as "work in progress." The list of current Internet-Drafts can be accessed at http://www.ietf.org/ietf/1id-abstracts.txt. The list of Internet-Draft Shadow Directories can be accessed at http://www.ietf.org/shadow.html. Copyright Notice Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2003).(2004). All Rights Reserved. Abstract For the newly deployed IPv6 networks to interoperate with vastly deployed IPv4 networks, various transition mechanisms had been proposed. One such mechanism is configured tunnels. This document provides a mechanism by which the DHCPv6 servers can provide information about the various configured tunnel end points to reach the IPv6 nodes which are separated by IPv4 networks. 1. Introduction In the initial deployment of IPv6, the IPv6 nodes may need to communicate with the other IPv6 nodes via IPv4 networks. Configured tunnels  provide a way to encapsulate the IPv6 packets in IPv4 packets and tunnel them in the IPv4 network. This document defines a new option called Configured Tunnel End Point by which the DHCPv6  server can notify the client with the list of end point of the configured tunnels to the various IPv6 networks separated by the IPv4 networks. 2. Background Configured Tunnel described in this document is a simple and temporary mechanism which allows isolated IPv6 networks or hosts, attached to a legacy IPv4 network which has no native IPv6 connectivity, to communicate with other such IPv6 networks or hosts with manual configuration. The configured tunnel end-point received from the DHCPv6 server is not used for IPv6 connectivity as long as IPv6 networks or hosts are communicating with other IPv6 networks or hosts via IPv6 network which has native IPv6 connectivity and only available when communicating with other IPv6 networks or hosts via IPv4 networks. In this scenario, 6to4  can be a possible alternative instead of configured tunnel and does not require IPv4-compatible IPv6 addresses or configured tunnels. As indicated in , the mechanisms are intended as a start-up transition tool used during the period of co-existence of IPv4 and IPv6. It is not intended as a permanent solution. 3. Requirements The keywords MUST, MUST NOT, REQUIRED, SHALL, SHALL NOT, SHOULD, SHOULD NOT, RECOMMENDED, MAY, and OPTIONAL, when they appear in this document, are to be interpreted as described in RFC 2119  3.4. Terminology This document uses terminology specific to IPv6 and DHCPv6 as defined in "Terminology" section of the DHCPv6 specification . 4.5. Configured Tunnel End Point Option The Configured Tunnel End Point Option gives the information to the clients about the Configured Tunnel End Point  to be contacted for reaching the nodes in the various IPv6 networks which are separated by IPv4 networks. The clients are expected to install these routes in their machines. The format of the Configured Tunnel End Point Option is as shown below: 0 1 2 3 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ | OPTION_CTEP | option-len | +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ | prefix-len | | +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-++-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ | | | | Destination Prefix (16 bytes) | | | | +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-++-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ | | | +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-++-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ | | Configured TEP Address (16 bytes) | | | | +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-++-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ | | prefix-len | | +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-++-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ | | | | Destination Prefix (16 bytes) | | | | +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-++-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ | | | +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-++-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ | | | | Configured TEP Address (16 bytes) | | +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-|+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ | | | +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-++-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ | | . . . | +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ option-code: OPTION_CTEP (TBD) option-len: Total length of the prefix-len, Destination Prefix and Configured Tunnel Address lists in octets; It should be a multiple of 33. prefix-len: prefix length of the Destination Prefix Destination Prefix: An IPv6 Prefix; Configured TEP Address: IPv6 Address of the Configured TEP. This address is a IPv4-compatible IPv6 address. The clients are expected to install the routes identified by the tuples <Destination Prefix/prefix-len, Configured TEP Address> once they receive this option from the server. 5.6. Appearance of this option The Configured Tunnel End Point Option MUST NOT appear in other than the following messages: Solicit, Advertise, Request, Renew, Rebind, Information-Request and Reply. The option numbers of Configured Tunnel End Point option MAY appear in the Option Request Option  in the following messages: Solicit, Request, Renew, Rebind, Information-Request and Reconfigure. 6.7. Security Considerations The Configured Tunnel End Point Option may be used by an intruder DHCPv6 server to provide invalid or incorrect configured tunnel end point. This makes the client unable to reach its destination IPv6 node or to reach incorrect destination. The latter one has very severe security issues as IPv6 destination is spoofed here. To avoid attacks through this option, the DHCPv6 client SHOULD use authenticated DHCP (see section "Authentication of DHCP messages" in the DHCPv6 specification ). 7.8. IANA Considerations IANA is requested to assign an option code to the following options from the option-code space defined in "DHCPv6 Options" section of the DHCPv6 specification . Option Name Value Described in OPTION_CTEP TBD Section 4 8.9. References 8.19.1 Normative References  Bound, J., Carney, M., Perkins, C., Lemon, T., Volz, B. and R.Droms (ed.), "Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol for IPv6 (DHCPv6)", RFC 3315, July 2003.  Bradner, S., "Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate Requirement Levels", BCP 14, RFC 2119, March 1997. 8.29.2 Informative References  R.Gilligan, E.R, Nordmark, E., "Transition Mechanisms for IPv6 Hosts and Routers", RFC 2893, August 2000. 9. Carpenter, B., Moore K., "Connection of IPv6 Domains via IPv4 Clouds", RFC 3056, February 2001. Authors' Addresses Soohong Daniel Park Mobile Platform Laboratory, SAMSUNGLaboratory Samsung Electronics. 416. Maetan-Dong, Yeongtong-Gu, Suwon, Gyeonggi-DoSuwon Korea Phone: +81-31-200-4508 E-Mail: email@example.com Vijayabhaskar A K Hewlett-Packard STSD-I 29, Cunningham Road Bangalore - 560052 India Phone: +91-80-2053085 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 10.Acknowledgements Thanks to the DHC Working Group for their time and input into the specification. In particular, thanks to Pekka Savola, Bernie Volz, Ralph Droms, Margaret Wasserman for their valuable comments on this work. 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