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Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) Addressing Architecture (RFC3513)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000012137D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Apr-11
Document File: 27 page(s) / 54K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

R. Hinden: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This specification defines the addressing architecture of the IP Version 6 (IPv6) protocol. 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 node's required addresses.

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Network Working Group� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � R. Hinden

Request for Comments: 3513� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � Nokia

Obsoletes: 2373� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � S. Deering

Category: Standards Track� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � Cisco Systems

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� � � � � � Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) 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.

Copyright Notice

� � Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2003).� All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

� � This specification defines the addressing architecture of the IP

� � Version 6 (IPv6) protocol.� 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 node's required addresses.

Hinden & Deering� � � � � � � � � � � Standards Track� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � [Page 1]

RFC 3513� � � � � � � � � � � � � IPv6 Addressing Architecture� � � � � � � � � � � April 2003

Table of Contents

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

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

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

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

� � � � � 2.3 Text Representation of Address Prefixes..................5

� � � � � 2.4 Address Type Identification..............................6

� � � � � 2.5 Unicast Addresses........................................7

� � � � � � � � � 2.5.1 Interface Identifiers..............................8

� � � � � � � � � 2.5.2 The Unspecified Address............................9

� � � � � � � � � 2.5.3 The Loopback Address...............................9

� � � � � � � � � 2.5.4 Global Unicast Addresses..........................10

� � � � � � � � � 2.5.5 IPv6 Addresses with Embedded IPv4 Addresses.......10

� � � � � � � � � 2.5.6 Local-use IPv6 Unicast Addresses..................11

� � � � � 2.6 Anycast Addresses.......................................12

� � � � � � � � � 2.6.1 Required Anycast Address..........................13

� � � � � 2.7 Multicast Addresses.....................................13

� � � � � � � � � 2.7.1 Pre-Defined Multicast Addresses...................15

� � � � � 2.8 A Node's Required Addresses............................