Gap Analysis for Operating IPv6-only MPLS Networks

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (mpls WG)
Authors Wesley George  , Carlos Pignataro 
Last updated 2014-04-29 (latest revision 2014-03-24)
Replaced by RFC 7439
Stream Internent Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status Informational
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Stream WG state Adopted by a WG
Document shepherd Loa Andersson
IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-ietf-mpls-ipv6-only-gap
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This document reviews the MPLS protocol suite in the context of IPv6 and identifies gaps that must be addressed in order to allow MPLS- related protocols and applications to be used with IPv6-only networks. This document is not intended to highlight a particular vendor's implementation (or lack thereof) in the context of IPv6-only MPLS functionality, but rather to focus on gaps in the standards defining the MPLS suite.


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Carlos Pignataro (

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