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IPv6 Support for Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) (RFC7676)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000245028D
Original Publication Date: 2015-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2016-Feb-06
Document File: 22 page(s) / 22K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

C. Pignataro: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) [RFC2784] [RFC2890] can be used to carry any network-layer payload protocol over any network-layer delivery protocol. Currently, GRE procedures are specified for IPv4 [RFC791], used as either the payload or delivery protocol. However, GRE procedures are not specified for IPv6 [RFC2460].

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                      C. Pignataro Request for Comments: 7676                                 Cisco Systems Category: Standards Track                                      R. Bonica ISSN: 2070-1721                                         Juniper Networks                                                              S. Krishnan                                                                 Ericsson                                                             October 2015

           IPv6 Support for Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE)

Abstract

   Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) can be used to carry any network-    layer payload protocol over any network-layer delivery protocol.    Currently, GRE procedures are specified for IPv4, used as either the    payload or delivery protocol.  However, GRE procedures are not    specified for IPv6.

   This document specifies GRE procedures for IPv6, used as either the    payload or delivery protocol.

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/rfc7676.

 Pignataro, et al.            Standards Track                    [Page 1]
 RFC 7676                        GRE IPv6                    October 2015

 Copyright Notice

   Copyright (c) 2015 IETF Trust and the persons identified as the    document authors.  All rights reserved.

   This document is subject to BCP 78 and the IETF Trust's Legal    Provisions Relating to IETF Documents    (http://trustee.ietf.org/license-info) in effect on the date of    publication of this document.  Please review these documents    carefully, as they describe your rights and restrictions with respect    to this document.  Code Components extracted from this document must    include Simplified BSD License text as described in Section 4.e of    the Trust Legal Provisions and are provided without warranty as    described in the Simplified BSD License.

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