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IP Version 6 over PPP (RFC2023)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002577D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 8 page(s) / 19K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

D. Haskin: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) [1] provides a standard method of encapsulating Network Layer protocol information over point-to-point links. PPP also defines an extensible Link Control Protocol, and proposes a family of Network Control Protocols (NCPs) for establishing and configuring different network-layer protocols.

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Network Working Group D. Haskin

Request for Comments: 2023 E. Allen

Category: Standards Track Bay Networks, Inc.

October 1996

IP Version 6 over PPP

Status of this Memo

This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the

Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for

improvements. Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet

Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state

and status of this protocol. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Abstract

The Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) [1] provides a standard method of

encapsulating Network Layer protocol information over point-to-point

links. PPP also defines an extensible Link Control Protocol, and

proposes a family of Network Control Protocols (NCPs) for

establishing and configuring different network-layer protocols.

This document defines the method for transmission of IP Version 6 [2]

packets over PPP links as well as the Network Control Protocol (NCP)

for establishing and configuring the IPv6 over PPP. It also specifies

the method of forming IPv6 link-local addresses on PPP links.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction .......................................... 2

1.1. Specification of Requirements ...................... 2

2. Sending IPv6 Datagrams ................................ 3

3. A PPP Network Control Protocol for IPv6 ............... 3

4. IPV6CP Configuration Options .......................... 4

4.1. Interface-Token ................................... 4

4.2. IPv6-Compression-Protocol.......................... 7

5. Stateless Autoconfiguration and Link-Local Addresses .. 9

A. IPV6CP Recommended Options ............................. 9

Security Considerations ....................................... 10

References .................................................... 10

Acknowledgments ............................................... 10

Authors' Addresses ............................................ 10

1. Introduction

PPP has three main components:

1. A method for encapsulating datagrams over serial links.

2. A Link Control Protocol (LCP) for establishing, configuring,

and testing the data-link connection.

3. A family of Network Control Protocols (NCPs) for establishing

and configuring different network-layer protocols.

In order to establish communications over a point-to-point l...