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IP Version 6 over PPP (RFC2472)

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Original Publication Date: 1998-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-11
Document File: 14 page(s) / 17K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

D. Haskin: AUTHOR [+1]

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC2472: DOI

Abstract

This document defines the method for transmission of IP Version 6 packets over PPP links as well as the Network Control Protocol (NCP) for establishing and configuring the IPv6 over PPP. It also specifies the method of forming IPv6 link-local addresses on PPP links. [STANDARDS-TRACK]

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Network Working Group D. Haskin Request for Comments: 2472 E. Allen Obsoletes: 2023 Bay Networks, Inc. Category: Standards Track December 1998

IP Version 6 over PPP

Status of this Memo

This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for improvements. Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state and status of this protocol. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

Copyright (C) The Internet Society (1998). All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

The Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) [1] provides a standard method of encapsulating Network Layer protocol information over point-to-point links. PPP also defines an extensible Link Control Protocol, and proposes a family of Network Control Protocols (NCPs) for establishing and configuring different network-layer protocols.

This document defines the method for transmission of IP Version 6 [2] packets over PPP links as well as the Network Control Protocol (NCP) for establishing and configuring the IPv6 over PPP. It also specifies the method of forming IPv6 link-local addresses on PPP links.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction .......................................... 2 1.1. Specification of Requirements ..................... 2 2. Sending IPv6 Datagrams ................................ 2 3. A PPP Network Control Protocol for IPv6 ............... 3 4. IPV6CP Configuration Options .......................... 4 4.1. Interface-Identifier .............................. 4 4.2. IPv6-Compression-Protocol.......................... 9 5. Stateless Autoconfiguration and Link-Local Addresses .. 10 6 Security Considerations ............................... 11 7 Acknowledgments ....................................... 11 8 Changes from RFC-2023 ................................. 11 9 References ............................................ 12 10 Authors’ Addresses .................................... 13

Haskin & Allen Standards Track [Page 1]

RFC 2472 IP Version 6 over PPP December 1998

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1. Introduction

PPP has three main components:

1) A method for encapsulating datagrams over serial links.

2) A Link Control Protocol (LCP) for establishing, configuring, and testing the data-link connection.

3) A family of Network Control Protocols (NCPs) for establishing and configuring different network-layer protocols.

In order to establish communications over a point-to-point link, each end of the PPP link must first send LCP packets to configure and test the data link. After the link has been established and optional facilities have been negotiated as needed by the LCP, PPP must send NCP packets to choose and configure one or more network-layer protocols. Once each of the chosen network-layer protocols has been configured, datagrams from each network-layer protocol can be sent over the link.

In this document, the NCP fo...

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