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IP Version 6 Addressing Architecture

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (6man WG)
Authors Bob Hinden , Dr. Steve E. Deering
Last updated 2018-01-04 (Latest revision 2017-07-03)
Replaces draft-hinden-6man-rfc4291bis
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status Internet Standard
Expired & archived
Stream WG state Parked WG Document
Document shepherd Ole Trøan
Shepherd write-up Show Last changed 2016-11-30
IESG IESG state Expired (IESG: Dead)
Action Holders
Consensus boilerplate Yes
Telechat date (None)
Responsible AD Suresh Krishnan
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IANA IANA review state Version Changed - Review Needed
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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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