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Privacy Considerations for IPv6 Address Generation Mechanisms

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Authors Alissa Cooper , Fernando Gont , Dave Thaler
Last updated 2014-01-16 (Latest revision 2013-07-15)
Replaced by draft-ietf-6man-ipv6-address-generation-privacy, RFC 7721
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This document discusses privacy and security considerations for several IPv6 address generation mechanisms, both standardized and non-standardized. It evaluates how different mechanisms mitigate different threats and the trade-offs that implementors, developers, and users face in choosing different addresses or address generation mechanisms.


Alissa Cooper
Fernando Gont
Dave Thaler

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