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IPv6 Home Networking Architecture Principles (RFC7368) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000239280D
Original Publication Date: 2014-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2014-Oct-25

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

T. Chown: AUTHOR [+6]


This document focuses on evolving networking technology within residential home networks with increasing numbers of devices and a trend towards increased internal routing, as well as the associated challenges with their deployment and operation. There is a growing trend in home networking for the proliferation of networking technology through an increasingly broad range of devices and media. This evolution in scale and diversity sets requirements on IETF protocols. Some of these requirements relate to the introduction of IPv6, while others relate to the introduction of specialised networks for home automation and sensors.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                     T. Chown, Ed. Request for Comments: 7368                     University of Southampton Category: Informational                                         J. Arkko ISSN: 2070-1721                                                 Ericsson                                                                A. Brandt                                                            Sigma Designs                                                                 O. Troan                                                      Cisco Systems, Inc.                                                                  J. Weil                                                        Time Warner Cable                                                             October 2014

               IPv6 Home Networking Architecture Principles


   This text describes evolving networking technology within residential    home networks with increasing numbers of devices and a trend towards    increased internal routing.  The goal of this document is to define a    general architecture for IPv6-based home networking, describing the    associated principles, considerations, and requirements.  The text    briefly highlights specific implications of the introduction of IPv6    for home networking, discusses the elements of the architecture, and    suggests how standard IPv6 mechanisms and addressing can be employed    in home networking.  The architecture describes the need for specific    protocol extensions for certain additional functionality.  It is    assumed that the IPv6 home network is not actively managed and runs    as an IPv6-only or dual-stack network.  There are no recommendations    in this text for the IPv4 part of the network.

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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