Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) for Some Second and Third Generation Cellular Hosts
RFC 3316

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Network Working Group                                           J. Arkko
Request for Comments: 3316                                   G. Kuijpers
Category: Informational                                       H. Soliman
                                                                Ericsson
                                                             J. Loughney
                                                             J. Wiljakka
                                                                   Nokia
                                                              April 2003

                   Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)
          for Some Second and Third Generation Cellular Hosts

Status of this Memo

   This memo provides information for the Internet community.  It does
   not specify an Internet standard of any kind.  Distribution of this
   memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2003).  All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

   As the deployment of second and third generation cellular networks
   progresses, a large number of cellular hosts are being connected to
   the Internet.  Standardization organizations are making Internet
   Protocol version 6 (IPv6) mandatory in their specifications.
   However, the concept of IPv6 covers many aspects and numerous
   specifications.  In addition, the characteristics of cellular links
   in terms of bandwidth, cost and delay put special requirements on how
   IPv6 is used.  This document considers IPv6 for cellular hosts that
   attach to the General Packet Radio Service (GPRS), or Universal
   Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) networks.  This document also
   lists basic components of IPv6 functionality and discusses some
   issues relating to the use of these components when operating in
   these networks.

Arkko, et al.                Informational                      [Page 1]
RFC 3316         IPv6 for Some 2G and 3G Cellular Hosts       April 2003

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction.....................................................3
      1.1  Scope of this Document......................................3
      1.2  Abbreviations...............................................4
      1.3  Cellular Host IPv6 Features.................................5
   2. Basic IP.........................................................5
      2.1  RFC1981 - Path MTU Discovery for IP Version 6...............5
      2.2  RFC3513 - IP Version 6 Addressing Architecture..............6
      2.3  RFC2460 - Internet Protocol Version 6.......................6
      2.4  RFC2461 - Neighbor Discovery for IPv6.......................7
      2.5  RFC2462 - IPv6 Stateless Address Autoconfiguration..........8
      2.6  RFC2463 - Internet Control Message Protocol for the IPv6....8
      2.7  RFC2472 - IP version 6 over PPP.............................9
      2.8  RFC2473 - Generic Packet Tunneling in IPv6 Specification....9
      2.9  RFC2710 - Multicast Listener Discovery (MLD) for IPv6.......9
      2.10 RFC2711 - IPv6 Router Alert Option.........................10
      2.11 RFC3041 - Privacy Extensions for Address Configuration
                     in IPv6 .........................................10
      2.12 Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol for IPv6 (DHCPv6)......10
      2.13 RFC3484 - Default Address Selection for IPv6...............11
      2.14 DNS........................................................11
   3. IP Security.....................................................11
      3.1  RFC2104 - HMAC: Keyed-Hashing for Message Authentication...12
      3.2  RFC2401 - Security Architecture for the Internet Protocol..12
      3.3  RFC2402 - IP Authentication Header.........................12
      3.4  RFC2403 - The Use of HMAC-MD5-96 within ESP and AH.........12
      3.5  RFC2404 - The Use of HMAC-SHA-96 within ESP and AH.........12
      3.6  RFC2405 - The ESP DES-CBC Cipher Algorithm With
                     Explicit IV......................................12
      3.7  RFC2406 - IP Encapsulating Security Payload (ESP)..........12
      3.8  RFC2407 - The Internet IP Security DoI for ISAKMP..........12
      3.9  RFC2408 - The Internet Security Association and Key
                     Management Protocol..............................13
      3.10 RFC2409 - The Internet Key Exchange (IKE)..................13
      3.11 RFC2410 - The NULL Encryption Algorithm & its Use
                     With IPsec.......................................14
      3.12 RFC2451 - The ESP CBC-Mode Cipher Algorithms...............14
   4. Mobility........................................................14
   5. Security Considerations.........................................14
   6. References......................................................16
      6.1  Normative..................................................16
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