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IP Version 6 Addressing Architecture (RFC1884)

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Original Publication Date: 1995-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-12
Document File: 18 page(s) / 21K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

R. Hinden: AUTHOR [+1]

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC1884: DOI

Abstract

This specification defines the addressing architecture of the IP Version 6 protocol [IPV6]. [STANDARDS-TRACK]

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Network Working Group R. Hinden, Ipsilon Networks Request for Comments: 1884 S. Deering, Xerox PARC Category: Standards Track Editors December 1995

IP Version 6 Addressing Architecture

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.

Abstract

This specification defines the addressing architecture of the IP Version 6 protocol [IPV6]. The document includes the IPv6 addressing model, text representations of IPv6 addresses, definition of IPv6 unicast addresses, anycast addresses, and multicast addresses, and an IPv6 nodes required addresses.

Hinden & Deering Standards Track [Page 1]

RFC 1884 IPv6 Addressing Architecture December 1995

Table of Contents

1. Introduction................................................3

2. IPv6 Addressing.............................................3 2.1 Addressing Model........................................4 2.2 Text Representation of Addresses........................4 2.3 Address Type Representation.............................5 2.4 Unicast Addresses.......................................7 2.4.1 Unicast Address Example.............................8 2.4.2 The Unspecified Address.............................9 2.4.3 The Loopback Address................................9 2.4.4 IPv6 Addresses with Embedded IPv4 Addresses.........9 2.4.5 NSAP Addresses......................................10 2.4.6 IPX Addresses.......................................10 2.4.7 Provider-Based Global Unicast Addresses.............10 2.4.8 Local-use IPv6 Unicast Addresses....................11 2.5 Anycast Addresses.......................................12 2.5.1 Required Anycast Address............................13 2.6 Multicast Addresses.....................................14 2.6.1 Pre-Defined Multicast Addresses.....................15 2.7 A Node’s Required Addresses.............................17

REFERENCES.....................................................18

SECURITY CONSIDERATIONS........................................18

DOCUMENT EDITOR’S ADDRESSES....................................18

Hinden & Deering Standards Track [Page 2]

RFC 1884 IPv6 Addressing Architecture December 1995

1.0 INTRODUCTION

This specification defines the addressing architecture of the IP Version 6 protocol. It includes a detailed description of the currently defined address formats for IPv6 [IPV6].

The editors would like to acknowledge the contributions of Paul Francis, Jim Bound, Brian Carpenter, Deborah Estrin, Peter Ford, Bob Gilligan, Christian Huitema, Tony Li, Greg Minshall, Erik Nordmark, Yakov Rekhter, Bill Simpson, and Sue Thomson.

2.0 IPv6 ADDRESSING

IPv6 addresses are 128-bit identifiers for interfaces and sets of interfaces. There are three types of add...

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