Dual Stack Transition Mechanism (DSTM)

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Author Jim Bound 
Last updated 2002-07-05
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During the initial deployment of IPv6, hosts in native IPv6 networks will need to maintain connectivity with hosts and/or applications who can only be reached through IPv4. The Dual Stack Transition Mechanism (DSTM) provides a method to assure this connectivity based on the use of IPv4-over-IPv6 tunnels and the temporal allocation of a global IPv4 address to hosts requiring such communication. This document defines the processes and architecture required for this transition mechanism.


Jim Bound (Jim.Bound@hp.com)

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