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Analysis on IPv6 Transition in Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Networks (RFC4215)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000130157D
Original Publication Date: 2005-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Oct-14
Document File: 25 page(s) / 53K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

J. Wiljakka: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This document analyzes the transition to IPv6 in Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) packet networks. These networks are based on General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) technology, and the radio network architecture is based on Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) or Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)/Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) technology.

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Network Working Group                                   J. Wiljakka, Ed.
Request for Comments: 4215                                         Nokia
Category: Informational                                     October 2005


                    Analysis on IPv6 Transition in
         Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) 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 (2005).

Abstract

   This document analyzes the transition to IPv6 in Third Generation
   Partnership Project (3GPP) packet networks.  These networks are based
   on General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) technology, and the radio
   network architecture is based on Global System for Mobile
   Communications (GSM) or Universal Mobile Telecommunications System
   (UMTS)/Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) technology.

   The focus is on analyzing different transition scenarios and
   applicable transition mechanisms and finding solutions for those
   transition scenarios.  In these scenarios, the User Equipment (UE)
   connects to other nodes, e.g., in the Internet, and IPv6/IPv4
   transition mechanisms are needed.

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................2
      1.1. Scope of This Document .....................................3
      1.2. Abbreviations ..............................................3
      1.3. Terminology ................................................5
   2. Transition Mechanisms and DNS Guidelines ........................5
      2.1. Dual Stack .................................................5
      2.2. Tunneling ..................................................6
      2.3. Protocol Translators .......................................6
      2.4. DNS Guidelines for IPv4/IPv6 Transition ....................6
   3. GPRS Transition Scenarios .......................................7
      3.1. Dual Stack UE Connecting to IPv4 and IPv6 Nodes ............7
      3.2. IPv6 UE Connecting to an IPv6 Node through an IPv4
           Network ....................................................8

Wiljakka                     Informational                      [Page 1]
RFC 4215            IPv6 Transition in 3GPP Networks        October 2005


           3.2.1. Tunneling Inside the 3GPP Operator's Network ........9
           3.2.2. Tunneling Outside the 3GPP Operator's Network ......10
      3.3. IPv4 UE Connecting to an IPv4 Node through an IPv6
           Network ..........................................