Short term NAT requirements for IPv6 transition

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (ngtrans WG)
Author Christian Huitema 
Last updated 2001-02-22
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During the next few years, as the Ipv4 address space moves toward exhaustion, it is likely that the deployment of NAT will accelerate. By 2005, millions of NAT devices will likely be deployed on the Internet, both within enterprises and consumer households. Should those NAT devices not support either native Ipv6, or IPv6 transition mechanisms such as 6 to 4, the result would be significant delays in the deployment of IPv6.


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