Extended IP Versions

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Authors Donald Eastlake  , Scott Bradner 
Last updated 2001-04-02
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The current four bit Internet Protocol (IP) Version field provides for such a limited number of versions that very tight control must be exercised on their allocation as documented in [RFC 2780]. Provisions are specified whereby one value of that field is extended to provide ample easily allocated values.


Donald Eastlake (dee3@us.ibm.com)
Scott Bradner (sob@harvard.edu)

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