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IPv6 Deployment in Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) (RFC5963)

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Original Publication Date: 2010-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-Aug-31
Document File: 20 page(s) / 23K

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R. Gagliano: AUTHOR

Abstract

Most Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) work at the Layer 2 level, making the adoption of IPv6 an easy task. However, IXPs normally implement additional services such as statistics, route servers, looking glasses, and broadcast controls that may be impacted by the implementation of IPv6. This document clarifies the impact of IPv6 on a new or an existing IXP. The document assumes an Ethernet switch fabric, although other Layer 2 configurations could be deployed.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                       R. Gagliano Request for Comments: 5963                                 Cisco Systems Category: Informational                                      August 2010 ISSN: 2070-1721

            IPv6 Deployment in Internet Exchange Points (IXPs)

Abstract

   This document provides guidance on IPv6 deployment in Internet    Exchange Points (IXPs).  It includes information regarding the switch    fabric configuration, the addressing plan and general organizational    tasks that need to be performed.  IXPs are mainly a Layer 2    infrastructure, and, in many cases, the best recommendations suggest    that the IPv6 data, control, and management plane should not be    handled differently than in IPv4.

Status of This Memo

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

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force    (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has    received public review and has been approved for publication by the    Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Not all documents    approved by the IESG are 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/rfc5963.

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   Copyright (c) 2010 IETF Trust and the persons identified as the    document authors.  All rights reserved.

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Gagliano                      Informational                     [Page 1]
 RFC 5963                      IPv6 in IXPs                   August 2010

 Table of Contents

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

   2. Switch Fabric Configuration .....................................2

   3. Addressing Plan .................................................3

   4. Multicast IPv6 ..................................................5

      4.1. Multicast Support and Monitoring for Neighbor

           Discovery at an IXP ........................