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Application Aspects of IPv6 Transition (RFC4038)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000090522D
Original Publication Date: 2005-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-05
Document File: 34 page(s) / 70K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

M-K. Shin: AUTHOR [+6]

Abstract

As IPv6 networks are deployed and the network transition is discussed, one should also consider how to enable IPv6 support in applications running on IPv6 hosts, and the best strategy to develop IP protocol support in applications. This document specifies scenarios and aspects of application transition. It also proposes guidelines on how to develop IP version-independent applications during the transition period.

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Network Working Group                                     M-K. Shin, Ed.

Request for Comments: 4038                                     ETRI/NIST

Category: Informational                                        Y-G. Hong

                                                                    ETRI

                                                               J. Hagino

                                                                     IIJ

                                                               P. Savola

                                                               CSC/FUNET

                                                            E. M. Castro

                                                               GSYC/URJC

                                                              March 2005

                 Application Aspects of IPv6 Transition

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 (2005).

Abstract

   As IPv6 networks are deployed and the network transition is

   discussed, one should also consider how to enable IPv6 support in

   applications running on IPv6 hosts, and the best strategy to develop

   IP protocol support in applications.  This document specifies

   scenarios and aspects of application transition.  It also proposes

   guidelines on how to develop IP version-independent applications

   during the transition period.

Shin, Ed., et al.            Informational                      [Page 1]

RFC 4038         Application Aspects of IPv6 Transition       March 2005

Table of Contents

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

   2.  Overview of IPv6 Application Transition ......................  3

   3.  Problems with IPv6 Application Transition ....................  5

       3.1.  IPv6 Support in the OS and Applications Are Unrelated...  5

       3.2.  DNS Does Not Indicate Which IP Version Will Be Used ....  6

       3.3.  Supporting Many Versions of an Application Is Difficult.  6

   4.  Description of Transition Scenarios and Guidelines ...........  7

       4.1.  IPv4...