IPv6 Addressing of IPv4/IPv6 Translators (RFC6052)
Original Publication Date: 2010-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-Oct-30
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
C. Bao: AUTHOR [+5]
This document is part of a series of IPv4/IPv6 translation documents. A framework for IPv4/IPv6 translation is discussed in [v4v6-FRAMEWORK], including a taxonomy of scenarios that will be used in this document. Other documents specify the behavior of various types of translators and gateways, including mechanisms for translating between IP headers and other types of messages that include IP addresses. This document specifies how an individual IPv6 address is translated to a corresponding IPv4 address, and vice versa, in cases where an algorithmic mapping is used. While specific types of devices are used herein as examples, it is the responsibility of the specification of such devices to reference this document for algorithmic mapping of the addresses themselves.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) C. Bao Request for Comments: 6052 CERNET Center/Tsinghua University Updates: 4291 C. Huitema Category: Standards Track Microsoft Corporation ISSN: 2070-1721 M. Bagnulo UC3M M. Boucadair France Telecom X. Li CERNET Center/Tsinghua University October 2010
IPv6 Addressing of IPv4/IPv6 Translators
This document discusses the algorithmic translation of an IPv6 address to a corresponding IPv4 address, and vice versa, using only statically configured information. It defines a well-known prefix for use in algorithmic translations, while allowing organizations to also use network-specific prefixes when appropriate. Algorithmic translation is used in IPv4/IPv6 translators, as well as other types of proxies and gateways (e.g., for DNS) used in IPv4/IPv6 scenarios.
Status of This Memo
This is an Internet Standards Track document.
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). Further information on Internet Standards is available in 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/rfc6052.
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RFC 6052 IPv6 Addressing of IPv4/IPv6 Translators October 2010
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