IPv6 Node Requirements
draft-clw-rfc6434-bis-01

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Internet Engineering Task Force                                 T. Chown
Internet-Draft                                                      Jisc
Obsoletes: 6434 (if approved)                                J. Loughney
Intended status: Informational                                     Nokia
Expires: September 14, 2017                                   T. Winters
                                             University of New Hampshire
                                                          March 13, 2017

                         IPv6 Node Requirements
                        draft-clw-rfc6434-bis-01

Abstract

   This document defines requirements for IPv6 nodes.  It is expected
   that IPv6 will be deployed in a wide range of devices and situations.
   Specifying the requirements for IPv6 nodes allows IPv6 to function
   well and interoperate in a large number of situations and
   deployments.

   This document obsoletes RFC 6434, and in turn RFC 4294.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.1.  Scope of This Document  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     1.2.  Description of IPv6 Nodes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   2.  Requirements Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   3.  Abbreviations Used in This Document . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   4.  Sub-IP Layer  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   5.  IP Layer  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     5.1.  Internet Protocol Version 6 - RFC 2460  . . . . . . . . .   6
     5.2.  Neighbor Discovery for IPv6 - RFC 4861  . . . . . . . . .   7
     5.3.  Default Router Preferences and More-Specific     Routes -
           RFC 4191  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     5.4.  SEcure Neighbor Discovery (SEND) - RFC 3971 . . . . . . .   9
     5.5.  IPv6 Router Advertisement Flags Option - RFC       5175 .   9
     5.6.  Path MTU Discovery and Packet Size  . . . . . . . . . . .  10
       5.6.1.  Path MTU Discovery - RFC 1981 . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     5.7.  IPv6 Jumbograms - RFC 2675  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     5.8.  ICMP for the Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) -
           RFC 4443  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     5.9.  Addressing  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
       5.9.1.  IP Version 6 Addressing Architecture - RFC 4291 . . .  11
       5.9.2.  Host Address Availability Recommendations . . . . . .  11
       5.9.3.  IPv6 Stateless Address Autoconfiguration - RFC 4862 .  11
       5.9.4.  Privacy Extensions for Address Configuration in IPv6
               - RFC 4941  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
       5.9.5.  Default Address Selection for IPv6 - RFC 6724 . . . .  13
       5.9.6.  Stateful Address Autoconfiguration (DHCPv6) - RFC
               3315  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     5.10. Multicast Listener Discovery (MLD) for IPv6 . . . . . . .  13
   6.  DHCP versus Router Advertisement Options for Host
       Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   7.  DNS and DHCP  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     7.1.  DNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
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