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IPv6 Addressing Considerations

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Authors Fernando Gont , Guillermo Gont
Last updated 2022-12-03 (Latest revision 2022-06-01)
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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, with the goal of providing guidance about IPv6 address usage. Additionally, it identifies challenges and gaps that currently prevent systems and applications from leveraging the increased flexibility and availability of IPv6 addresses.


Fernando Gont
Guillermo Gont

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