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IP Version 6 Addressing Architecture (RFC1884)

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Original Publication Date: 1995-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 14 page(s) / 35K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

R. Hinden: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This specification defines the addressing architecture of the IP Version 6 protocol [IPV6]. The document includes the IPv6 addressing model, text representations of IPv6 addresses, definition of IPv6 unicast addresses, anycast addresses, and multicast addresses, and an IPv6 nodes required addresses.

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Network Working Group R. Hinden, Ipsilon Networks

Request for Comments: 1884 S. Deering, Xerox PARC

Category: Standards Track Editors

December 1995

IP Version 6 Addressing Architecture

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 specification defines the addressing architecture of the IP

Version 6 protocol [IPV6]. The document includes the IPv6 addressing

model, text representations of IPv6 addresses, definition of IPv6

unicast addresses, anycast addresses, and multicast addresses, and an

IPv6 nodes required addresses.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction................................................3

2. IPv6 Addressing.............................................3

2.1 Addressing Model........................................4

2.2 Text Representation of Addresses........................4

2.3 Address Type Representation.............................5

2.4 Unicast Addresses.......................................7

2.4.1 Unicast Address Example.............................8

2.4.2 The Unspecified Address.............................9

2.4.3 The Loopback Address................................9

2.4.4 IPv6 Addresses with Embedded IPv4 Addresses.........9

2.4.5 NSAP Addresses......................................10

2.4.6 IPX Addresses.......................................10

2.4.7 Provider-Based Global Unicast Addresses.............10

2.4.8 Local-use IPv6 Unicast Addresses....................11

2.5 Anycast Addresses.......................................12

2.5.1 Required Anycast Address............................13

2.6 Multicast Addresses.....................................14

2.6.1 Pre-Defined Multicast Addresses.....................15

2.7 A Node's Required Addresses.............................17

REFERENCES.....................................................18

SECURITY CONSIDERATIONS........................................18

DOCUMENT EDITOR'S ADDRESSES....................................18

1.0 INTRODUCTION

This specification defines the addressing architecture of the IP

Version 6 protocol. It includes a detailed descript...