Internet Protocol, Version 6 (IPv6) Specification (RFC8200)
Original Publication Date: 2017-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2017-Jul-15
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
S. Deering: AUTHOR [+2]
IP version 6 (IPv6) is a new version of the Internet Protocol (IP), designed as the successor to IP version 4 (IPv4) [RFC791]. The changes from IPv4 to IPv6 fall primarily into the following categories:
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) S. Deering Request for Comments: 8200 Retired STD: 86 R. Hinden Obsoletes: 2460 Check Point Software Category: Standards Track July 2017 ISSN: 2070-1721
Internet Protocol, Version 6 (IPv6) Specification
This document specifies version 6 of the Internet Protocol (IPv6). It obsoletes RFC 2460.
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 7841.
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/rfc8200.
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RFC 8200 IPv6 Specification July 2017
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