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6Bone Backbone Routing Guidelines (RFC2772)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000003370D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-May-22
Document File: 15 page(s) / 29K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

R. Rockell: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The 6Bone is an Ipv6 testbed to assist in the evolution and deployment of IPv6. Because of this, it is important that the core backbone of the IPv6 network maintain stability, and that all operators have a common set of rules and guidelines by which to deploy IPv6 routing equipment.

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Network Working Group                                         R. Rockell
Request for Comments: 2772                                        Sprint
Obsoletes: 2546                                                  R. Fink
Category: Informational                                            ESnet
                                                           February 2000


                   6Bone Backbone Routing Guidelines


Status of this Memo

   This memo provides information for the Internet community.  It does
   not specify an Internet standard of any kind.  Distribution of this
   memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2000).  All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

   The 6Bone is an Ipv6 testbed to assist in the evolution and
   deployment of IPv6. Because of this, it is important that the core
   backbone of the IPv6 network maintain stability, and that all
   operators have a common set of rules and guidelines by which to
   deploy IPv6 routing equipment.

   This document provides a set of guidelines for all 6bone routing
   equipment operators to use as a reference for efficient and stable
   deployment of 6bone routing systems. As the complexity of the 6Bone
   grows,the adherence to a common set of rules becomes increasingly
   important in order for an efficient, scalable backbone to exist.


Rockell & Fink               Informational                      [Page 1]
RFC 2772           6Bone Backbone Routing Guidelines       February 2000


Table of Contents

   1. Introduction..................................................  2
   2. Scope of this document........................................  3
   3. Common Rules for the 6bone....................................  3
       3.1 Link-local prefixes......................................  3
       3.2 Site-local prefixes......................................  4
       3.3 Loopback and unspecified prefixes........................  5
       3.4 Multicast prefixes.......................................  5
       3.5 IPv4 compatible prefixes.................................  5
       3.6 IPv4-mapped prefixes.....................................  6
       3.7 Default routes...........................................  6
       3.8 Yet undefined unicast prefixes...........................  6
       3.9 Inter-site links.........................................  6
       3.10 6to4 Prefixes...........................................  7
       3.11 Aggregation & advertisement issues......................  7
   4. Routing Policies for the 6bone.................................