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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

                                                                 T. Hain

                                                                 Editors

                                                             August 2002

            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...