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Operational Security Considerations for IPv6 Networks

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Authors KK Chittimaneni , Merike Kaeo , Éric Vyncke
Last updated 2013-01-14 (Latest revision 2012-07-16)
Replaced by RFC 9099
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Network managers know how to operate securely IPv4 network: whether it is the Internet or an enterprise internal network. IPv6 presents some new security challenges. RFC 4942 describes the security issues in the protocol but network managers need also a more practical, operation-minded best common practices. This document analyzes the operational security issues in all places of a network (service providers, enterprises and residential users) and proposes technical and procedural mitigations techniques.


KK Chittimaneni
Merike Kaeo
Éric Vyncke

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