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RIPng for IPv6 (RFC2080)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002632D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 16 page(s) / 44K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

G. Malkin: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This document specifies a routing protocol for an IPv6 internet. It is based on protocols and algorithms currently in wide use in the IPv4 Internet.

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Network Working Group G. Malkin

Request for Comments: 2080 Xylogics

Category: Standards Track R. Minnear

Ipsilon Networks

January 1997

RIPng for IPv6

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

This document specifies a routing protocol for an IPv6 internet. It

is based on protocols and algorithms currently in wide use in the

IPv4 Internet.

This specification represents the minimum change to the Routing

Information Protocol (RIP), as specified in RFC 1058 [1] and RFC 1723

[2], necessary for operation over IPv6 [3].

Acknowledgements

This document is a modified version of RFC 1058, written by Chuck

Hedrick [1]. The modifications reflect RIP-2 and IPv6 enhancements,

but the original wording is his.

We'd like to thank Dennis Ferguson and Thomas Narten for their input.

Table of Contents

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

1.1 Theoretical Underpinnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

1.2 Limitations of the Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

2. Protocol Specification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

2.1 Message Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

2.1.1 Next Hop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

2.2 Addressing Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

2.3 Timers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

2.4 Input Processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

2.4.1 Request Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

2.4.2 Response Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

2.5 Output Processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

2.5.1 Triggered Updates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

2.5.2 Generating Response Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

2.6 Split Horizon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

3. Control Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

4. Security Considerations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

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