IPv6 Site Renumbering Gap Analysis (RFC7010)
Original Publication Date: 2013-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2013-Sep-14
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
B. Liu: AUTHOR [+5]
As introduced in [RFC5887], renumbering, especially for medium to large sites and networks, is currently viewed as expensive and painful. This error-prone process is avoided by network managers as much as possible. If IPv6 site renumbering continues to be considered difficult, network managers will turn to Provider Independent (PI) addressing for IPv6 as an attempt to minimize the need for future renumbering. However, widespread use of PI addressing may create very serious BGP4 scaling problems [RFC4984]. It is thus desirable to develop tools and practices that make renumbering a simpler process and reduces demand for IPv6 PI space.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) B. Liu Request for Comments: 7010 S. Jiang Category: Informational Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. ISSN: 2070-1721 B. Carpenter University of Auckland S. Venaas Cisco Systems W. George Time Warner Cable September 2013
IPv6 Site Renumbering Gap Analysis
This document briefly introduces the existing mechanisms that could be utilized for IPv6 site renumbering and tries to cover most of the explicit issues and requirements associated with IPv6 renumbering. The content is mainly a gap analysis that provides a basis for future works to identify and develop solutions or to stimulate such development as appropriate. The gap analysis is organized by the main steps of a renumbering process.
Status of This Memo
This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is published for informational purposes.
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). Not all documents approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.
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RFC 7010 IPv6 Site Renumbering Gap Analysis September 2013
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