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Reasons to Move NAT-PT to Experimental

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (v6ops WG)
Authors Cedric Aoun , Elwyn B. Davies
Last updated 2015-10-14 (Latest revision 2005-10-21)
Replaces draft-aoun-v6ops-natpt-deprecate
Replaced by RFC 4966
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status Informational
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This document discusses issues with the specific form of IPv6-IPv4 protocol translation mechanism implemented by the Network Address Translator - Protocol Translator (NAT-PT) defined in RFC 2766. These issues are sufficiently serious that recommending RFC 2766 as a general purpose transition mechanism is no longer desirable, and this document recommends that the IETF should reclassify RFC 2766 from Standards Track to Experimental status.


Cedric Aoun
Elwyn B. Davies

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