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Operational Security Considerations for IPv6 Networks

Document type: Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Replaced by: draft-ietf-opsec-v6
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Last updated: 2013-01-14 (latest revision 2012-07-16)
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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 <>
Eric Vyncke <>

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