The AERO Address
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Network Working Group                                    F. Templin, Ed.
Internet-Draft                              Boeing Research & Technology
Updates: rfc4191, rfc4861 (if approved)                    June 05, 2017
Intended status: Standards Track
Expires: December 7, 2017

                            The AERO Address
                   draft-templin-6man-aeroaddr-00.txt

Abstract

   IPv6 interfaces are required to have a link-local address that is
   unique on the link.  Nodes normally derive a link local address
   through the use of IPv6 Stateless Address Autoconfiguration (SLAAC)
   along with Duplicate Address Detection (DAD).  This document presents
   a method for a node to construct a link-local address that is assured
   to be unique on the link when the node has already received a
   delegated prefix.  This is through the construction of a link-local
   address format known as the AERO address.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   3.  The AERO Address  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   4.  Intended Use Cases  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   5.  Implementation Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   6.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   7.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   8.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   9.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     9.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     9.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   Author's Address  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5

1.  Introduction

   IPv6 interfaces are required to have a link-local address that is
   unique on the link [RFC2460][RFC4861].  Nodes normally derive a link
   local address through the use of IPv6 StateLess Address Auto
   Configuration (SLAAC) along with Duplicate Address Detection (DAD)
   [RFC4862].  This document presents a method for a node to construct a
   link-local address that is assured to be unique on the link when the
   node has already received a delegated prefix.  This is through the
   construction of a link-local address format known as the AERO
   address.

2.  Terminology

   The terminology in the normative references applies.

   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].  Lower case
   uses of these words are not to be interpreted as carrying RFC2119
   significance.

3.  The AERO Address

   An AERO address is an IPv6 link-local address with an interface
   identifier based on a prefix that has been delegated to a node for
   its own exclusive use.  AERO addresses begin with the prefix
   fe80::/64 and include in the interface identifier (i.e., the lower 64

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