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Initial IPv6 Sub-TLA ID Assignments (RFC2928)

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Original Publication Date: 2000-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Aug-15
Document File: 8 page(s) / 12K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

R. Hinden: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

This document defines initial assignments of IPv6 Sub-Top-Level Aggregation Identifiers (Sub-TLA ID) to the Address Registries. It is intended as technical input to the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) from the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Internet Protocol Next Generation (IPNG) and Next Generation Transition (NGTRANS) working groups, as an input to the process of developing guidelines for the allocation of IPv6 addresses.

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Network Working Group R. Hinden Request for Comments: 2928 Nokia Category: Informational S. Deering

Cisco R. Fink

LBNL

T. Hain

Microsoft September 2000

Initial IPv6 Sub-TLA ID Assignments

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

This document defines initial assignments of IPv6 Sub-Top-Level Aggregation Identifiers (Sub-TLA ID) to the Address Registries. It is intended as technical input to the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) from the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Internet Protocol Next Generation (IPNG) and Next Generation Transition (NGTRANS) working groups, as an input to the process of developing guidelines for the allocation of IPv6 addresses.

This document was originally developed to provide advice to IANA in the fall of 1998 and is being published at this time for the historical record. The Internet Architecture Board (IAB) subsequently requested that the IANA delegate these assignments to the Address Registries. The IANA did this and the Address Registries are now using them to assign IPv6 addresses.

1. Introduction

This document was originally developed to provide advice to IANA in the fall of 1998 and is being published at this time for the historical record. The IAB subsequently requested that the IANA delegate these assignments to the Address Registries. The IANA did this and the Address Registries are now using them to assign IPv6 addresses.

Hinden, et al. Informational [Page 1]

RFC 2928 Initial IPv6 Sub-TLA ID Assignments September 2000

This document defines initial assignments of IPv6 Sub-TLA Aggregation Identifiers (Sub-TLA ID) to the Address Registries. It is intended as technical input to the IANA from the IETF IP Next Generation (IPNG) and Next Generation Transition (NGTRANS) working groups, as an input to the process of developing guidelines for the allocation of IPv6 addresses.

The IAB and IESG have authorized the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) as the appropriate entity to have the responsibility for the management of the IPv6 address space as defined in [ALLOC].

The proposed initial assignment described in the document is consistent with:

RFC 2373,"IP Version 6 Addressing Architecture" [ARCH] RFC 2374 "An Aggregatable Global Unicast Address Format" [AGGR] RFC 2450 "Proposed TLA and NLA Assignment Rules" [TLA-RULES]

2. Background

[TLA-RULES] specifies that TLA assignments will be done in two stages. The first stage is to allocate a Sub-TLA ID. This document specifies the initial assignments of Sub-TLA ID's to the Registries.

As defined in [TLA-RULES] Section 5.1:

"Sub-TLA ID's are assigned out of TLA ID 0x0001 as follows. Note that use of the Reserved field to create the Sub-TLA field is specific to TLA ID 0x0001. It does not affect any other TLA.

3 13 13 19 FP TLA Sub-TLA NLA ID ID

where:

FP 001 Format...