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Multi-link Subnet Support in IPv6

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
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Authors Dave Thaler , Christian Huitema
Last updated 2001-11-29
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Bridging multiple links into a single entity has several operational advantages. A single subnet prefix is sufficient to support multiple physical links. There is no need to allocate subnet numbers to the different networks, simplifying management. This document introduces the concept of a 'multilink subnet', defined as a collection of independent links, connected by routers, but sharing a common subnet prefix. It then specifies the behavior of multilink subnet routers so that no changes to host behavior are needed.


Dave Thaler
Christian Huitema

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