Wireline Incremental IPv6
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v6ops                                                  V. Kuarsingh, Ed.
Internet-Draft                                     Rogers Communications
Intended status: Informational                                 L. Howard
Expires: November 24, 2012                             Time Warner Cable
                                                            May 23, 2012

                       Wireline Incremental IPv6
             draft-ietf-v6ops-wireline-incremental-ipv6-03

Abstract

   Operators worldwide are in various stages of preparing for, or
   deploying IPv6 into their networks.  The operators often face
   difficult challenges related to both IPv6 introduction along with
   those related to IPv4 run out.  Operators will need to meet the
   simultaneous needs of IPv6 connectivity and continue support for IPv4
   connectivity for legacy devices with a stagnant supply of IPv4
   addresses.  The IPv6 transition will take most networks from an IPv4-
   only environment to an IPv6 dominant environment with long transition
   period varying by operator.  This document helps provide a framework
   for wireline providers who are faced with the challenges of
   introducing IPv6 along with meeting the legacy needs of IPv4
   connectivity utilizing well defined and commercially available IPv6
   transition technologies.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   2.  Operator Assumptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   3.  Reasons and Considerations for a Phased Approach . . . . . . .  5
     3.1.  Relevance of IPv6 and IPv4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
     3.2.  IPv4 Resource Challenges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
     3.3.  IPv6 Introduction and Operational Maturity . . . . . . . .  7
     3.4.  Service Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
     3.5.  Sub-Optimal Operation of Transition Technologies . . . . .  8
     3.6.  Future IPv6 Network  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
   4.  IPv6 Transition Technology Analysis  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
     4.1.  Automatic Tunneling using 6to4 and Teredo  . . . . . . . .  9
     4.2.  Carrier Grade NAT (NAT444) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
     4.3.  6RD  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
     4.4.  Native Dual Stack  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
     4.5.  DS-Lite  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
     4.6.  NAT64  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
   5.  IPv6 Transition Phases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
     5.1.  Phase 0 - Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
       5.1.1.  Phase 0 - Foundation: Training . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
       5.1.2.  Phase 0 - Foundation: Routing  . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
       5.1.3.  Phase 0 - Foundation: Network Policy and Security  . . 14
       5.1.4.  Phase 0 - Foundation: Transition Architecture  . . . . 14
       5.1.5.  Phase 0- Foundation: Tools and Management  . . . . . . 15
     5.2.  Phase 1 - Tunneled IPv6  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
       5.2.1.  6RD Deployment Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
     5.3.  Phase 2: Native Dual Stack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
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