IPv6 Support for Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) (RFC7676)
Original Publication Date: 2015-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2016-Feb-06
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
C. Pignataro: AUTHOR [+3]
Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) [RFC2784] [RFC2890] can be used to carry any network-layer payload protocol over any network-layer delivery protocol. Currently, GRE procedures are specified for IPv4 [RFC791], used as either the payload or delivery protocol. However, GRE procedures are not specified for IPv6 [RFC2460].
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) C. Pignataro Request for Comments: 7676 Cisco Systems Category: Standards Track R. Bonica ISSN: 2070-1721 Juniper Networks S. Krishnan Ericsson October 2015
IPv6 Support for Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE)
Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) can be used to carry any network- layer payload protocol over any network-layer delivery protocol. Currently, GRE procedures are specified for IPv4, used as either the payload or delivery protocol. However, GRE procedures are not specified for IPv6.
This document specifies GRE procedures for IPv6, used as either the payload or delivery protocol.
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/rfc7676.
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RFC 7676 GRE IPv6 October 2015
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