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Improving the Robustness of Stateless Address Autoconfiguration (SLAAC) to Flash Renumbering Events

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
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Authors Fernando Gont , Jan Zorz , Richard Patterson
Last updated 2020-05-18
Replaced by draft-ietf-6man-slaac-renum
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In renumbering scenarios where an IPv6 prefix suddenly becomes invalid, hosts on the local network will continue using stale prefixes for an unacceptably long period of time, thus resulting in connectivity problems. This document improves the reaction of IPv6 Stateless Address Autoconfiguration to such renumbering scenarios.


Fernando Gont
Jan Zorz
Richard Patterson

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