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IPv6 Rapid Deployment on IPv4 Infrastructures (6rd) (RFC5569)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000193051D
Original Publication Date: 2010-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-Feb-09
Document File: 20 page(s) / 21K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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R. Despres: AUTHOR

Abstract

After having had a succinct presentation of the 6rd idea, a major French Internet service provider (ISP), Free of the Iliad group (hereafter Free), did all of the following in an impressively short delay of only five weeks (November 7th to December 11th 2007):

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Independent Submission                                        R. Despres Request for Comments: 5569                                     RD-IPtech Category: Informational                                     January 2010 ISSN: 2070-1721

           IPv6 Rapid Deployment on IPv4 Infrastructures (6rd)

Abstract

   IPv6 rapid deployment on IPv4 infrastructures (6rd) builds upon    mechanisms of 6to4 to enable a service provider to rapidly deploy    IPv6 unicast service to IPv4 sites to which it provides customer    premise equipment.  Like 6to4, it utilizes stateless IPv6 in IPv4    encapsulation in order to transit IPv4-only network infrastructure.    Unlike 6to4, a 6rd service provider uses an IPv6 prefix of its own in    place of the fixed 6to4 prefix.  A service provider has used this    mechanism for its own IPv6 "rapid deployment": five weeks from first    exposure to 6rd principles to more than 1,500,000 residential sites    being provided native IPv6, under the only condition that they    activate it.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is    published for informational purposes.

   This is a contribution to the RFC Series, independently of any    other RFC stream.  The RFC Editor has chosen to publish this    document at its discretion and makes no statement about its value    for implementation or deployment.  Documents approved for    publication by the RFC Editor are not a candidate for any level of    Internet Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any    errata, and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at    http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc5569.

 Despres                       Informational                     [Page 1]
 RFC 5569               6rd - IPv6 Rapid Deployment          January 2010

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Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................2    2. Problem Statement and Purpose of 6rd ............................3    3. Specification ...................................................4    4. Applicability to ISPs That Assign Private IPv4 Addresses ........7    5. Security Considerations ............