Monday, July 01, 2013

Some additional IPv6 RFC's

I have been going through some IPv6 book chapters and doing IPv6 RFC review and there are a few that I think are of interest to add to your short list - if you keep one for IPv6. If not, there is a pretty comprehensive list at

First up is RFC 6540 which is titled "IPv6 Support Required for All IP-Capable Nodes" and can be found at

Second up is RFC 6877 which is titled "464XLAT: Combination of Stateful and Stateless Translation"

Third is RFC 6866 which is titled "Problem Statement for Renumbering IPv6 Hosts with Static Addresses in Enterprise Network"

Fourth is RFC 6853 which is titled "DHCPv6 Redundancy Deployment Considerations"

Finally, you really need to keep RFC 6724 handy to understand how your OS is selecting a default IPv6 address to use, it is titled "Default Address Selection for Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)"

Hope these are useful. There are a lot more IPv6 RFC's that have been published recently, mainly around mobile operators and their need requirements but it is nice seeing a lot of work happening to keep the IPv6 bandwagon moving forward.
- Ed

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