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Representing Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) Addresses in the Domain Name System (DNS) (RFC3363)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009392D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Aug-21
Document File: 7 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

R. Bush: AUTHOR [+5]

Abstract

This document clarifies and updates the standards status of RFCs that define direct and reverse map of IPv6 addresses in DNS. This document moves the A6 and Bit label specifications to experimental status.

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Network Working Group� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � R. Bush

Request for Comments: 3363� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � A. Durand

Updates: 2673, 2874� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � B. Fink

Category: Informational� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � O. Gudmundsson

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� � � � � � � � � � � Representing Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)

� � � � � � � � � � � � � � Addresses in the Domain Name System (DNS)

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 (2002).� All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

� � This document clarifies and updates the standards status of RFCs that

� � define direct and reverse map of IPv6 addresses in DNS.� This

� � document moves the A6 and Bit label specifications to experimental

� � status.

1.� Introduction

� � The IETF had begun the process of standardizing two different address

� � formats for IPv6 addresses AAAA [RFC1886] and A6 [RFC2874] and both

� � are at proposed standard.� This had led to confusion and conflicts on

� � which one to deploy.� It is important for deployment that any

� � confusion in this area be cleared up, as there is a feeling in the

� � community that having more than one choice will lead to delays in the

� � deployment of IPv6.� The goal of this document is to clarify the

� � situation.

� � This document also discusses issues relating to the usage of Binary

� � Labels [RFC 2673] to support the reverse mapping of IPv6 addresses.

� � This document is based on extensive technical discussion on various

� � relevant working groups mailing lists and a joint DNSEXT and NGTRANS

� � meeting at the 51st IETF in August 2001.� This document attempts to

� � capture the sense of the discussions and reflect them in this

� � document to represent the consensus of the community.

Bush, et. al.� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � Informational� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � [Page 1]

RFC 3363� � � � � � � Representation of IPv6 Addresses in DNS� � � � � August 2002

� � The main arguments and the issues are covered in a separate document

� � [RFC3364] that reflects the current understanding of the issues.

� � This document summarizes the outcome of these discussions.

� � The issue of the root of reverse IPv6 address map is outside the

� � scope of this do...