IPv6 Home Networking Architecture Principles (RFC7368)
Original Publication Date: 2014-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2014-Oct-25
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
T. Chown: AUTHOR [+6]
This document focuses on evolving networking technology within residential home networks with increasing numbers of devices and a trend towards increased internal routing, as well as the associated challenges with their deployment and operation. There is a growing trend in home networking for the proliferation of networking technology through an increasingly broad range of devices and media. This evolution in scale and diversity sets requirements on IETF protocols. Some of these requirements relate to the introduction of IPv6, while others relate to the introduction of specialised networks for home automation and sensors.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) T. Chown, Ed. Request for Comments: 7368 University of Southampton Category: Informational J. Arkko ISSN: 2070-1721 Ericsson A. Brandt Sigma Designs O. Troan Cisco Systems, Inc. J. Weil Time Warner Cable October 2014
IPv6 Home Networking Architecture Principles
This text describes evolving networking technology within residential home networks with increasing numbers of devices and a trend towards increased internal routing. The goal of this document is to define a general architecture for IPv6-based home networking, describing the associated principles, considerations, and requirements. The text briefly highlights specific implications of the introduction of IPv6 for home networking, discusses the elements of the architecture, and suggests how standard IPv6 mechanisms and addressing can be employed in home networking. The architecture describes the need for specific protocol extensions for certain additional functionality. It is assumed that the IPv6 home network is not actively managed and runs as an IPv6-only or dual-stack network. There are no recommendations in this text for the IPv4 part of the network.
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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.
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