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IPv6 Addressing of IPv4/IPv6 Translators (RFC6052)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000200904D
Original Publication Date: 2010-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-Oct-30
Document File: 36 page(s) / 42K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

C. Bao: AUTHOR [+5]


This document is part of a series of IPv4/IPv6 translation documents. A framework for IPv4/IPv6 translation is discussed in [v4v6-FRAMEWORK], including a taxonomy of scenarios that will be used in this document. Other documents specify the behavior of various types of translators and gateways, including mechanisms for translating between IP headers and other types of messages that include IP addresses. This document specifies how an individual IPv6 address is translated to a corresponding IPv4 address, and vice versa, in cases where an algorithmic mapping is used. While specific types of devices are used herein as examples, it is the responsibility of the specification of such devices to reference this document for algorithmic mapping of the addresses themselves.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                            C. Bao Request for Comments: 6052             CERNET Center/Tsinghua University Updates: 4291                                                 C. Huitema Category: Standards Track                          Microsoft Corporation ISSN: 2070-1721                                               M. Bagnulo                                                                     UC3M                                                             M. Boucadair                                                           France Telecom                                                                    X. Li                                        CERNET Center/Tsinghua University                                                             October 2010

                 IPv6 Addressing of IPv4/IPv6 Translators


   This document discusses the algorithmic translation of an IPv6    address to a corresponding IPv4 address, and vice versa, using only    statically configured information.  It defines a well-known prefix    for use in algorithmic translations, while allowing organizations to    also use network-specific prefixes when appropriate.  Algorithmic    translation is used in IPv4/IPv6 translators, as well as other types    of proxies and gateways (e.g., for DNS) used in IPv4/IPv6 scenarios.

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/rfc6052.

Bao, et al.                  Standards Track                    [Page 1]
 RFC 6052        IPv6 Addressing of IPv4/IPv6 Translators    October 2010

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   This document is subject to BCP 78 and the IETF Trust's Legal    Provisions Relating to IETF Documents    (http://trustee.ietf.org/license...