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Analysis of Failure Cases in IPv6 Roaming Scenarios (RFC7445)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000240906D
Original Publication Date: 2015-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2015-Mar-12
Document File: 38 page(s) / 44K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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G. Chen: AUTHOR [+5]


Many mobile operators have deployed IPv6, or are about to, in their operational networks. A customer in such a network can be provided IPv6 connectivity if their User Equipment (UE) is IPv6 compliant. Operators may adopt various approaches to deploy IPv6 in mobile networks, such as the solutions described in [TR23.975]. Depending on network conditions, either dual-stack or IPv6-only deployment schemes can be enabled.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                           G. Chen Request for Comments: 7445                                       H. Deng Category: Informational                                     China Mobile ISSN: 2070-1721                                               D. Michaud                                                    Rogers Communications                                                              J. Korhonen                                                     Broadcom Corporation                                                             M. Boucadair                                                           France Telecom                                                               March 2015

           Analysis of Failure Cases in IPv6 Roaming Scenarios


   This document identifies a set of failure cases that may be    encountered by IPv6-enabled mobile customers in roaming scenarios.    The analysis reveals that the failure causes include improper    configurations, incomplete functionality support in equipment, and    inconsistent IPv6 deployment strategies between the home and the    visited networks.

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.

   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/rfc7445.

Chen, et al.                  Informational                     [Page 1]
 RFC 7445                  IPv6 Roaming Analysis               March 2015

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