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Internet Protocol, Version 6 (IPv6) Specification (RFC8200) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000250440D
Original Publication Date: 2017-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2017-Jul-15
Document File: 84 page(s) / 93K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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S. Deering: AUTHOR [+2]


IP version 6 (IPv6) is a new version of the Internet Protocol (IP), designed as the successor to IP version 4 (IPv4) [RFC791]. The changes from IPv4 to IPv6 fall primarily into the following categories:

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                        S. Deering Request for Comments: 8200                                       Retired STD: 86                                                        R. Hinden Obsoletes: 2460                                     Check Point Software Category: Standards Track                                      July 2017 ISSN: 2070-1721

            Internet Protocol, Version 6 (IPv6) Specification


   This document specifies version 6 of the Internet Protocol (IPv6).    It obsoletes RFC 2460.

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 7841.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at

Deering & Hinden             Standards Track                    [Page 1]
 RFC 8200                   IPv6 Specification                  July 2017

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