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VA Technical Reference Model v 20.3

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol Configuration of IPsec Tunnel Mode (DHCPv4)
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol Configuration of IPsec Tunnel Mode (DHCPv4) Standard or Specification

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Description: Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol version 4 (DHCPv4) Configuration of Internet Protocol Security (IPsec) Tunnel Mode explores the requirements for host configuration in IPsec tunnel mode, and describes how the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCPv4) may be leveraged for configuration. In many remote access scenarios, a mechanism for making the remote host appear to be present on the local corporate network is quite useful. This may be accomplished by assigning the host a `virtual` address from the corporate network, and then tunneling traffic via IPsec from the host`s Internet Service Providers (ISP) assigned address to the corporate security gateway. In IPv4, DHCP provides for such remote host configuration.
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v20.3
Decision Date: 03/12/2020
Introduced By: TRMSP
Standards Body: Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (03/12/2020).