IPv6 Multihoming without Network Address Translation (RFC7157)
Original Publication Date: 2014-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2014-Apr-01
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
O. Troan: AUTHOR [+6]
In this document, we analyze the use cases of multihoming, describe functional requirements, and describe the problems with IPv6 multihoming. There are two ways to avoid the problems of IPv6 multihoming:
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) O. Troan, Ed. Request for Comments: 7157 Cisco Category: Informational D. Miles ISSN: 2070-1721 Google Fiber S. Matsushima Softbank Telecom T. Okimoto NTT West D. Wing Cisco March 2014
IPv6 Multihoming without Network Address Translation
Network Address and Port Translation (NAPT) works well for conserving global addresses and addressing multihoming requirements because an IPv4 NAPT router implements three functions: source address selection, next-hop resolution, and (optionally) DNS resolution. For IPv6 hosts, one approach could be the use of IPv6-to-IPv6 Network Prefix Translation (NPTv6). However, NAT and NPTv6 should be avoided, if at all possible, to permit transparent end-to-end connectivity. In this document, we analyze the use cases of multihoming. We also describe functional requirements and possible solutions for multihoming without the use of NAT in IPv6 for hosts and small IPv6 networks that would otherwise be unable to meet minimum IPv6-allocation criteria. We conclude that DHCPv6-based solutions are suitable to solve the multihoming issues described in this document, but NPTv6 may be required as an intermediate solution.
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