Stateless Source Address Mapping for ICMPv6 Packets
draft-ietf-v6ops-ivi-icmp-address-02

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Network Working Group                                              X. Li
Internet-Draft                                                    C. Bao
Intended status: BCP                              CERNET Center/Tsinghua
Expires: January 4, 2013                                      University
                                                                 D. Wing
                                                        R. Vaithianathan
                                                                   Cisco
                                                               G. Huston
                                                                   APNIC
                                                            July 3, 2012

          Stateless Source Address Mapping for ICMPv6 Packets
                  draft-ietf-v6ops-ivi-icmp-address-02

Abstract

   A stateless IPv4/IPv6 translator may receive ICMPv6 packets
   containing non IPv4-translatable addresses as the source that should
   be passed across the translator as an ICMP packet directed to the
   IPv4-translatable destination.  This document presents
   recommendations for source address translation in ICMPv6 headers for
   such cases.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
   2.  Notational Conventions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
   3.  Problem Statement and Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
   4.  ICMP Extension  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
   5.  Stateless Address Mapping Algorithm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
   6.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
   7.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
   8.  Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
   9.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

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1.  Introduction

   The IP/ICMP translation document of IPv4/IPv6 translation [RFC6145]
   states that "the IPv6 addresses in the ICMPv6 header may not be IPv4-
   translatable addresses and there will be no corresponding IPv4
   addresses represented of this IPv6 address.  In this case, the
   translator can do stateful translation.  A mechanism by which the
   translator can instead do stateless translation is left for future
   work."  This document presents recommendations for this case.

2.  Notational Conventions

   The key words MUST, MUST NOT, REQUIRED, SHALL, SHALL NOT, SHOULD,
   SHOULD NOT, RECOMMENDED, MAY, and OPTIONAL, when they appear in this
   document, are to be interpreted as described in [RFC2119].

3.  Problem Statement and Considerations

   When a stateless IPv4/IPv6 translator receives an ICMPv6 message (for
   example "Packet Too Big") sourced from an non-IPv4-translatable IPv6
   address, directed to an IPv4-translatable IPv6 address, it needs to
   generate an ICMP message.  For the reasons discussed below, choosing
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