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Extended IPv6 Addressing for Encoding Port Range

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
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Authors Congxiao Bao , Xing Li
Last updated 2012-04-25 (Latest revision 2011-10-23)
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This document discusses an extension of the algorithmic translation between IPv4 and IPv4-translatable IPv6 addresses. The extended address format contains transport-layer port range information which allows several IPv6 nodes to share a single IPv4 address with each node managing a different range of ports. This address format extension can be used for IPv4/IPv6 translation, as well as IPv4 over IPv6 tunneling.


Congxiao Bao
Xing Li

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