Provisioning IPv4 Configuration Over IPv6 Only Networks

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (dhc WG)
Authors Branimir Rajtar , Ian Farrer 
Last updated 2013-05-16 (latest revision 2013-04-16)
Replaced by draft-ietf-dhc-v4configuration
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As IPv6 becomes more widely adopted, some service providers are taking the approach of deploying IPv6 only networks, without dual- stack functionality for IPv4. However, access to IPv4 based services is still an ongoing requirement and approaches such as IPv4-in-IPv6 softwire tunnels are being developed to meet this need. In order to provision end-user's hosts with the necessary IPv4 configuration, a number of different mechanisms have been proposed. This memo discusses the benefits and drawbacks of each, with the aim of recommending a single approach as the basis for future work.


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