An IPv6 Profile for 3GPP Mobile Devices

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Subject: Document Action: 'Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) Profile for 3GPP Mobile Devices' to Informational RFC (draft-ietf-v6ops-mobile-device-profile-04.txt)

The IESG has approved the following document:
- 'Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) Profile for 3GPP Mobile Devices'
  (draft-ietf-v6ops-mobile-device-profile-04.txt) as Informational RFC

This document is the product of the IPv6 Operations Working Group.

The IESG contact persons are Joel Jaeggli and Benoit Claise.

A URL of this Internet Draft is:

Technical Summary

   This document specifies an IPv6 profile for 3GPP mobile devices.  It
   lists the set of features a 3GPP mobile device is to be compliant
   with to connect to an IPv6-only or dual-stack wireless network
   (including 3GPP cellular network and IEEE 802.11 network).

   This document defines a different profile than the one for general
   connection to IPv6 cellular networks defined in
   [I-D.ietf-v6ops-rfc3316bis].  In particular, this document identifies
   also features to deliver IPv4 connectivity service over an IPv6-only

   Both hosts and devices with capability to share their WAN (Wide Area
   Network) connectivity are in scope.

Working Group Summary

IPv6 Operations contains a number of sub-communities, which include 
operators of various categories, vendors of various categories, academics, 
researchers, and others. This document, which is intended to describe a 
specific category of IPv6 service and serve in RFPs and RFIs as a set of 
operational requirements, was primarily of interest to the operators of 3GPP 
and related mobile networks. It was also reviewed by the Mobile Network 
vendors, including several of the authors of draft-ietf-v6ops-rfc3316bis, which 
was developed at the same time. While there were comments and 
improvements made on the draft, it was not particularly controversial until 

This document has at this point been thourgh two IETF and WC-LC cycles 
associated with concerns raised by the scope and nature of the feature enumeration
 in this document. The document can as related albiet not an outright companion of rfc 

Document Quality

There were a number of thorough reviews, including reviews from operators and from vendors.


The Document Shepherd is Fred Baker. The AD is Joel Jaeggli.