DNS Extensions to support IP version 6

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (ipngwg WG)
Authors Christian Huitema  , Susan Thomson 
Last updated 1998-02-09
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This document defines the changes that need to be made to the Domain Name System to support hosts running IP version 6 (IPv6). The changes include a new resource record type to store an IPv6 address, a new domain to support lookups based on an IPv6 address, and updated definitions of existing query types that return Internet addresses as part of additional section processing.


Christian Huitema (huitema@microsoft.com)
Susan Thomson (sethomso@cisco.com)

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