Renumbering Still Needs Work (RFC5887)
Original Publication Date: 2010-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-May-28
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
B. Carpenter: AUTHOR [+2]
In early 1996, the IAB published a short RFC entitled "Renumbering Needs Work" [RFC1900], which the reader is urged to review before continuing. Almost ten years later, the IETF published "Procedures for Renumbering an IPv6 Network without a Flag Day" [RFC4192]. A few other RFCs have touched on router or host renumbering: [RFC1916], [RFC2071], [RFC2072], [RFC2874], [RFC2894], and [RFC4076].
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) B. Carpenter Request for Comments: 5887 Univ. of Auckland Category: Informational R. Atkinson ISSN: 2070-1721 Extreme Networks H. Flinck Nokia Siemens Networks May 2010
Renumbering Still Needs Work
This document reviews the existing mechanisms for site renumbering for both IPv4 and IPv6, and it identifies operational issues with those mechanisms. It also summarises current technical proposals for additional mechanisms. Finally, there is a gap analysis identifying possible areas for future work.
Status of This Memo
This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is published for informational purposes.
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RFC 5887 Renumbering Still Needs Work May 2010
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1. Introduction ....................................................3
2. Existing Host-...