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IP Version 6 over PPP (RFC2472)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000003052D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 11 page(s) / 28K

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: 2472 E. Allen

Obsoletes: 2023 Bay Networks, Inc.

Category: Standards Track December 1998

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.

Copyright Notice

Copyright (C) The Internet Society (1998). All Rights Reserved.

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 ................................ 2

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

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

4.1. Interface-Identifier .............................. 4

4.2. IPv6-Compression-Protocol.......................... 9

5. Stateless Autoconfiguration and Link-Local Addresses .. 10

6 Security Considerations ............................... 11

7 Acknowledgments ....................................... 11

8 Changes from RFC-2023 ................................. 11

9 References ............................................ 12

10 Authors' Addresses .................................... 13

11 Full Copyright Statement .............................. 14

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 link, each

end of the PPP link must first send LCP packets to configure and test

the data link. After the link has been established and optional

facilities have been negotiated as needed by th...