IPv6 Guidance for Internet Content and Application Service Providers
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V6OPS                                                       B. Carpenter
Internet-Draft                                         Univ. of Auckland
Intended status: Informational                                  S. Jiang
Expires: March 21, 2013                     Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd
                                                      September 17, 2012

  IPv6 Guidance for Internet Content and Application Service Providers
                    draft-ietf-v6ops-icp-guidance-04

Abstract

   This document provides guidance and suggestions for Internet Content
   Providers and Application Service Providers who wish to offer their
   service to both IPv6 and IPv4 customers.  Many of the points will
   also apply to hosting providers, or to any enterprise network
   preparing for IPv6 users.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
   2.  General Strategy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
   3.  Education and Skills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
   4.  Arranging IPv6 Connectivity  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
   5.  IPv6 Infrastructure  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
     5.1.  Address and subnet assignment  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
     5.2.  Routing  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
     5.3.  DNS  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
   6.  Load Balancers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
   7.  Proxies  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
   8.  Servers  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
     8.1.  Network Stack  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
     8.2.  Application Layer  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
     8.3.  Logging  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
     8.4.  Geolocation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
   9.  Coping with Transition Technologies  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
   10. Content Delivery Networks  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
   11. Business Partners  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
   12. Possible Complexities  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
   13. Operations and Management  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
   14. Security Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
   15. IANA Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
   16. Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
   17. Change log [RFC Editor: Please remove] . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
   18. References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
     18.1. Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
     18.2. Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
   Authors' Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

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1.  Introduction

   The deployment of IPv6 [RFC2460] is now in progress, and users
   without direct IPv4 access are likely to appear in increasing numbers
   in the coming years.  Any provider of content or application services
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