IPv6 Transition/Co-existence Security Considerations

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Last updated 2004-10-27
Replaced by draft-ietf-v6ops-security-overview
Stream (None)
Intended RFC status (None)
Expired & archived
plain text pdf html
Stream Stream state (No stream defined)
Document shepherd No shepherd assigned
IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-ietf-v6ops-security-overview
Telechat date
Responsible AD (None)
Send notices to (None)

This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft can be found at


The transition from a pure IPv4 network to a network where IPv4 and IPv6 co-exist brings a number of extra security considerations that need to be taken into account when deploying IPv6 and operating the dual-protocol network and the associated transition mechanisms. This document attempts to give an overview of the various issues grouped into three categories: Issues due to the IPv6 protocol itself, due to transition mechanisms, and due to the way in which IPv6 is being deployed.


Pekka Savola (psavola@funet.fi)

(Note: The e-mail addresses provided for the authors of this Internet-Draft may no longer be valid.)