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Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) for Some Second and Third Generation Cellular Hosts (RFC3316)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000012360D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-May-01
Document File: 23 page(s) / 49K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

J. Arkko: AUTHOR [+5]

Abstract

As the deployment of second and third generation cellular networks progresses, a large number of cellular hosts are being connected to the Internet. Standardization organizations are making Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) mandatory in their specifications. However, the concept of IPv6 covers many aspects and numerous specifications. In addition, the characteristics of cellular links in terms of bandwidth, cost and delay put special requirements on how IPv6 is used. This document considers IPv6 for cellular hosts that attach to the General Packet Radio Service (GPRS), or Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) networks. This document also lists basic components of IPv6 functionality and discusses some issues relating to the use of these components when operating in these networks.

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Network Working Group                                           J. Arkko

Request for Comments: 3316                                   G. Kuijpers

Category: Informational                                       H. Soliman

                                                                Ericsson

                                                             J. Loughney

                                                             J. Wiljakka

                                                                   Nokia

                                                              April 2003

                   Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)

          for Some Second and Third Generation Cellular Hosts

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 (2003).  All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

   As the deployment of second and third generation cellular networks

   progresses, a large number of cellular hosts are being connected to

   the Internet.  Standardization organizations are making Internet

   Protocol version 6 (IPv6) mandatory in their specifications.

   However, the concept of IPv6 covers many aspects and numerous

   specifications.  In addition, the characteristics of cellular links

   in terms of bandwidth, cost and delay put special requirements on how

   IPv6 is used.  This document considers IPv6 for cellular hosts that

   attach to the General Packet Radio Service (GPRS), or Universal

   Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) networks.  This document also

   lists basic components of IPv6 functionality and discusses some

   issues relating to the use of these components when operating in

   these networks.

Arkko, et al.                Informational                      [Page 1]

RFC 3316         IPv6 for Some 2G and 3G Cellular Hosts       April 2003

Table of Contents

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

      1.1  Scope of this Document......................................3

      1.2  Abbreviations...............................................4

      1.3  Cellular Host IPv6 Features.................................5

   2. Basic IP.........................................................5

      2.1  RFC1981 - Path MTU Discovery for IP Version 6...............5

      2.2  RFC3513 - IP Version 6 Addressin...