IPv6 for Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Cellular Hosts
RFC 7066

 
Document Type RFC - Informational (November 2013; No errata)
Obsoletes RFC 3316
Last updated 2013-11-05
Replaces draft-korhonen-v6ops-rfc3316bis
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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                  J. Korhonen, Ed.
Request for Comments: 7066                                      Broadcom
Obsoletes: 3316                                            J. Arkko, Ed.
Category: Informational                                         Ericsson
ISSN: 2070-1721                                            T. Savolainen
                                                                   Nokia
                                                             S. Krishnan
                                                                Ericsson
                                                           November 2013

  IPv6 for Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Cellular Hosts

Abstract

   As the deployment of third and fourth generation cellular networks
   progresses, a large number of cellular hosts are being connected to
   the Internet.  Standardization organizations have made the 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), Universal
   Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS), or Evolved Packet System
   (EPS) networks (hereafter collectively referred to as Third
   Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) networks).  This document also
   lists specific IPv6 functionalities that need to be implemented in
   addition to what is already prescribed in the IPv6 Node Requirements
   document (RFC 6434).  It also discusses some issues related to the
   use of these components when operating in these networks.  This
   document obsoletes RFC 3316.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is
   published for informational purposes.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force
   (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has
   received public review and has been approved for publication by the
   Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Not all documents
   approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet
   Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
   and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at
   http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7066.

Korhonen, et al.              Informational                     [Page 1]
RFC 7066              IPv6 for 3GPP Cellular Hosts         November 2013

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Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................3
      1.1. Scope of This Document .....................................3
      1.2. Abbreviations ..............................................5
      1.3. Cellular Host IPv6 Features ................................6
   2. Basic IP ........................................................6
      2.1. Internet Protocol Version 6 ................................6
      2.2. Neighbor Discovery in 3GPP Networks ........................6
      2.3. Stateless Address Autoconfiguration ........................8
      2.4. IP Version 6 over PPP ......................................8
      2.5. Multicast Listener Discovery (MLD) for IPv6 ................9
      2.6. Privacy Extensions for Address Configuration in IPv6 .......9
      2.7. Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol for IPv6 (DHCPv6) ......9
      2.8. DHCPv6 Prefix Delegation ..................................10
      2.9. Router Preferences and More-Specific Routes ...............10
      2.10. Neighbor Discovery and Additional Host Configuration .....10
   3. IP Security ....................................................11
      3.1. Extension Header Considerations ...........................11
   4. Mobility .......................................................11
   5. Acknowledgements ...............................................11
   6. Security Considerations ........................................12
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