Internet Protocol, Version 6 (IPv6) Specification

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (6man WG)
Last updated 2015-10-14 (latest revision 2015-09-28)
Replaced by draft-ietf-6man-rfc2460bis
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This document specifies version 6 of the Internet Protocol (IPv6), also sometimes referred to as IP Next Generation or IPng. It obsoletes RFC2460


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