Concluded Working Groups

DNC (Dynamic Network Configuration)

  • Theme:Realization of a dynamic network configuration mechanism
  • Chair:Akihiro Tominaga
  • Board in Charge:Fumio Teraoka
  • Expire Date:1996/4/9-1997/3/31


Specification and implementation of a protocol that automatically configures an entire network

Overview of research:

This work group developed a dynamic configuration mechanism achieved using Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), and realized a mechanism for configuring an entire network, including routers. Consideration was also given to the problems of reassigning network addresses, updating the DNS, and dynamically configuring all sorts of network services. Initial research was carried out using IPv4, and later adapted for IPv6.


End of September 1996: Prototype implemented
End of October 1996: Prototype evaluated
End of November 1996: Prototype redesigned
End of December 1996: Re-implementation
End of January 1997: Re-implementation evaluated
End of February 1997: Research paper submitted for publication
End of March 1997: Protocol specifications published, implementation disseminated, etc.

Recent activities and Achievements:

Research paper

  • NSPIXPリンク
  • SOIリンク
  • AIIIリンク
WIDE Award