Local-use IPv4/IPv6 Translation Prefix
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IPv6 Operations                                              T. Anderson
Internet-Draft                                            Redpill Linpro
Updates: 6890 (if approved)                                March 9, 2017
Intended status: Standards Track
Expires: September 10, 2017

                 Local-use IPv4/IPv6 Translation Prefix
                  draft-ietf-v6ops-v4v6-xlat-prefix-00

Abstract

   This document reserves the IPv6 prefix 64:ff9b:1::/48 for local use
   within domains that enable IPv4/IPv6 translation mechanisms.  This
   document updates RFC6890.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   3.  Problem Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   4.  Why 64:ff9b:1::/48? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     4.1.  Prefix Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     4.2.  Prefix Value  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   5.  Deployment Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   6.  Checksum Neutrality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   7.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   8.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   9.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     9.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     9.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   Appendix A.  Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   Author's Address  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7

1.  Introduction

   This document reserves 64:ff9b:1::/48 for local use within domains
   that enable IPv4/IPv6 translation mechanisms.  This facilitates the
   co-existence of multiple IPv4/IPv6 translation mechanisms in the same
   network without requiring the use of a Network-Specific Prefix
   assigned from the operator's allocated global unicast address space.

2.  Terminology

   This document makes use of the following terms:

   Network-Specific Prefix (NSP)
      A globally unique prefix assigned by a network operator for use
      with an IPv4/IPv6 translation mechanism [RFC6052].

   Well-Known Prefix (WKP)
      The prefix 64:ff9b::/96, which is reserved for use with the
      [RFC6052] IPv4/IPv6 address translation algorithm.

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

3.  Problem Statement

   Since the WKP 64:ff9b::/96 was reserved by [RFC6052], several new
   IPv4/IPv6 translation mechanisms have been defined by the IETF.
   These mechanisms target various different use cases.  An operator
   might therefore wish to make use of several of them simultaneously.

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