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Enterprise IPv6 Deployment Guidelines (RFC7381)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000239263D
Original Publication Date: 2014-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2014-Oct-24
Document File: 70 page(s) / 90K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

K. Chittimaneni: AUTHOR [+6]

Abstract

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.

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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

Abstract

   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.

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 d...