Enterprise IPv6 Deployment Guidelines (RFC7381)
Original Publication Date: 2014-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2014-Oct-24
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
K. Chittimaneni: AUTHOR [+6]
An enterprise network is defined in [RFC4057] as a network that has multiple internal links, one or more router connections to one or more providers, and is actively managed by a network operations entity (the "administrator", whether a single person or a department of administrators). Administrators generally support an internal network, consisting of users' workstations; personal computers; mobile devices; other computing devices and related peripherals; a server network, consisting of accounting and business application servers; and an external network, consisting of Internet-accessible services such as web servers, email servers, VPN systems, and customer applications. This document is intended as guidance for enterprise network architects and administrators in planning their IPv6 deployments.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) K. Chittimaneni Request for Comments: 7381 Dropbox, Inc. Category: Informational T. Chown ISSN: 2070-1721 University of Southampton L. Howard Time Warner Cable V. Kuarsingh Dyn, Inc. Y. Pouffary Hewlett Packard E. Vyncke Cisco Systems October 2014
Enterprise IPv6 Deployment Guidelines
Enterprise network administrators worldwide are in various stages of preparing for or deploying IPv6 into their networks. The administrators face different challenges than operators of Internet access providers and have reasons for different priorities. The overall problem for many administrators will be to offer Internet- facing services over IPv6 while continuing to support IPv4, and while introducing IPv6 access within the enterprise IT network. The overall transition will take most networks from an IPv4-only environment to a dual-stack network environment and eventually an IPv6-only operating mode. This document helps provide a framework for enterprise network architects or administrators who may be faced with many of these challenges as they consider their IPv6 support strategies.
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This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is published for informational purposes.
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