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Dynamic Tunneling: A new method for the IPv4-IPv6 Transition

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (ngtrans WG)
Expired & archived
Authors Laurent Toutain , Hossam AFIFI
Last updated 1998-12-21
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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We propose to use an IPv6 tunneling mechanism and encapsulate IPv4 packets into IPv6 packets. This eases the transition and routers do not need to support IPv6 and IPv4 routing tables. The domain is used to find IPv4 to IPv6 correspondence in a way that does not prevent the asymmetrical routing and multi-homing. The model also simplifies IPv4 address management since the address has no more a localization function but only an identification function.


Laurent Toutain
Hossam AFIFI

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