IPv6 Deployment in Internet Exchange Points (IXPs)
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <firstname.lastname@example.org>, RFC Editor <email@example.com>, v6ops mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>, v6ops chair <email@example.com> Subject: Document Action: 'IPv6 Deployment in Internet Exchange Points (IXPs)' to Informational RFC The IESG has approved the following document: - 'IPv6 Deployment in Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) ' <draft-ietf-v6ops-v6inixp-09.txt> as an Informational RFC This document is the product of the IPv6 Operations Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Ron Bonica and Dan Romascanu. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-v6ops-v6inixp-09.txt
Technical Summary This document provides guidance on IPv6 deployment in Internet Exchange Points (IXP). It includes information regarding the switch fabric configuration, the addressing plan and general organizational tasks that need to be performed. IXPs are mainly a layer 2 infrastructure and in many cases the best recommendations suggest that the IPv6 data, control and management plane should not be handled differently than in IPv4. Working Group Summary The working group is generally supportive of the recommendations of this document. Document Quality The document makes clear recommendations on how one would deploy IPv6 in an IXP. In general, this is done by reference to IPv4, which IXPs also support; it recommends that one follows the same procedures one does for IPv4. Where there are differences, notably in the format of the addresses used, it is clear and straightforward. For example, it recommends against the use of ULAs due to the need to perform reverse DNS verification, and prefers global addresses, and gives several examples of addressing conventions that have been found useful in IXP deployments. Personnel Fred Baker is shepherd for this document.