Reasons to Deprecate NAT-PT

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This document discusses reasons why use of the specific form of IPv6-IPv4 protocol translation mechanism implemented by the Network Address Translator - Protocol Translator (NAT-PT) defined in RFC 2766 should be deprecated and RFC2766 moved to historic status. Description of an alternative protocol translation mechanism is out of scope for this document.


Cedric Aoun (

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