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Dual Stack Hosts Using "Bump-in-the-API" (BIA) (RFC3338)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000010005D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Mar-28
Document File: 18 page(s) / 35K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

S. Lee: AUTHOR [+5]

Abstract

This document specifies a mechanism of dual stack hosts using a technique called "Bump-in-the-API"(BIA) which allows for the hosts to communicate with other IPv6 hosts using existing IPv4 applications. The goal of this mechanism is the same as that of the Bump-in-the- stack mechanism, but this mechanism provides the translation method between the IPv4 APIs and IPv6 APIs. Thus, the goal is simply achieved without IP header translation.

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Network Working Group                                             S. Lee

Request for Comments: 3338                                     M-K. Shin

Category: Experimental                                          Y-J. Kim

                                                                    ETRI

                                                             E. Nordmark

                                                               A. Durand

                                                        Sun Microsystems

                                                            October 2002

             Dual Stack Hosts Using "Bump-in-the-API" (BIA)

Status of this Memo

   This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet

   community.  It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.

   Discussion and suggestions for improvement are requested.

   Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2002).  All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

   This document specifies a mechanism of dual stack hosts using a

   technique called "Bump-in-the-API"(BIA) which allows for the hosts to

   communicate with other IPv6 hosts using existing IPv4 applications.

   The goal of this mechanism is the same as that of the Bump-in-the-

   stack mechanism, but this mechanism provides the translation method

   between the IPv4 APIs and IPv6 APIs.  Thus, the goal is simply

   achieved without IP header translation.

Lee, et al.                   Experimental                      [Page 1]

RFC 3338               Dual Stack Hosts Using BIA           October 2002

Table of Contents:

   1.  Introduction ................................................  2

   2.  Applicability and Disclaimer ................................  3

   2.1 Applicability ...............................................  3

   2.2 Disclaimer ..................................................  4

   3.  Dual Stack Host Architecture Using BIA ......................  4

   3.1 Function Mapper .............................................  4

   3.2 Name Resolver ...............................................  5

   3.3 Address Mapper ..............................................  5

   4.  Behavior Example ............................................  6

   4.1 Originator Behavior .........................................  6

   4.2 Recipient Behavior ..........................................  8

   5.  Considerations  ............................................. 10

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