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Evaluation of IPv6 Transition Mechanisms for Unmanaged Networks (RFC3904)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000031543D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Sep-29
Document File: 20 page(s) / 47K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

C. Huitema: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

This document analyzes issues involved in the transition of "unmanaged networks" from IPv4 to IPv6. Unmanaged networks typically correspond to home networks or small office networks. A companion paper analyzes out the requirements for mechanisms needed in various transition scenarios of these networks to IPv6. Starting from this analysis, we evaluate the suitability of mechanisms that have already been specified, proposed, or deployed.

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Network Working Group                                         C. Huitema

Request for Comments: 3904                                     Microsoft

Category: Informational                                       R. Austein

                                                                     ISC

                                                             S. Satapati

                                                     Cisco Systems, Inc.

                                                          R. van der Pol

                                                              NLnet Labs

                                                          September 2004

    Evaluation of IPv6 Transition Mechanisms for Unmanaged Networks

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 (2004).

Abstract

   This document analyzes issues involved in the transition of

   "unmanaged networks" from IPv4 to IPv6.  Unmanaged networks typically

   correspond to home networks or small office networks.  A companion

   paper analyzes out the requirements for mechanisms needed in various

   transition scenarios of these networks to IPv6.  Starting from this

   analysis, we evaluate the suitability of mechanisms that have already

   been specified, proposed, or deployed.

Table of Contents:

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

   2.  Evaluation of Tunneling Solutions ............................  3

       2.1.  Comparing Automatic and Configured Solutions ...........  3

             2.1.1.  Path Optimization in Automatic Tunnels .........  4

             2.1.2.  Automatic Tunnels and Relays ...................  4

             2.1.3.  The Risk of Several Parallel IPv6 Internets ....  5

             2.1.4.  Lifespan of Transition Technologies ............  6

       2.2.  Cost and Benefits of NAT Traversal .....................  6

             2.2.1.  Cost of NAT Traversal ..........................  7

             2.2.2.  Types of NAT ...................................  7

             2.2.3.  Reuse of Existing Mechanisms ...................  8

       2.3.  Development of Transition Mechanisms ...................  8

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