IPv6 Addressing Considerations

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Authors Fernando Gont  , Guillermo Gont 
Last updated 2021-08-25 (latest revision 2021-02-21)
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IPv6 addresses can differ in a number of properties, such as scope, stability, and intended usage type. This document analyzes the impact of these properties on aspects such as security, privacy, interoperability, and network operations. Additionally, it identifies challenges and gaps that currently prevent systems and applications from leveraging the increased flexibility and availability of IPv6 addresses.


Fernando Gont (fgont@si6networks.com)
Guillermo Gont (ggont@si6networks.com)

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