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IP Version 6 Addressing Architecture

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (6man WG)
Expired & archived
Authors Bob Hinden , Dr. Steve E. Deering
Last updated 2015-11-27 (Latest revision 2015-10-19)
Replaced by draft-ietf-6man-rfc4291bis
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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Additional resources Mailing list discussion
Stream WG state Adopted by a WG
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IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-ietf-6man-rfc4291bis
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This specification defines the addressing architecture of the IP Version 6 (IPv6) protocol. The document includes the IPv6 addressing model, text representations of IPv6 addresses, definition of IPv6 unicast addresses, anycast addresses, and multicast addresses, and an IPv6 node's required addresses. This document obsoletes RFC 4291, "IP Version 6 Addressing Architecture".


Bob Hinden
Dr. Steve E. Deering

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