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IPv6 Prefix Meta-data and Usage

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
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Authors Maico Le Pape, Shwetha Bhandari , Ian Farrer
Last updated 2014-01-16 (Latest revision 2013-07-15)
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This document presents a method for applications to influence the IPv6 source selection algorithm used by the IP stack in a host. To do so, IPv6 prefixes are associated with meta-data when configured by the network. This meta-data allows the network to describe the purpose and properties of the prefix enabling applications to make intelligent decision when selecting a prefix.


Maico Le Pape
Shwetha Bhandari
Ian Farrer

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