IPv6 for Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Cellular Hosts
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: RFC Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org>, v6ops mailing list <email@example.com>, v6ops chair <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Document Action: 'IPv6 for 3GPP Cellular Hosts' to Informational RFC (draft-ietf-v6ops-rfc3316bis-06.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'IPv6 for 3GPP Cellular Hosts' (draft-ietf-v6ops-rfc3316bis-06.txt) as Informational RFC This document is the product of the IPv6 Operations Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Joel Jaeggli and Benoit Claise. A URL of this Internet Draft is: http://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-v6ops-rfc3316bis/
Technical Summary 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 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 3GPP networks). This document also lists out specific IPv6 functionalities that need to be implemented in addition what is already prescribed in the IPv6 Node Requirements document. It also discusses some issues related to the use of these components when operating in these networks. This document obsoletes RFC 3316. Working Group Summary IPv6 Operations contains a number of sub-communities, which include operators of various categories, vendors of various categories, academics, researchers, and others. This document, which is intended to replace RFC 3316, was primarily of interest to the vendors of mobile networking equipment, including handsets, cell equipment, and network back ends. It was also reviewed by the Mobile Network operators, including several of the authors of draft-ietf-v6ops-mobile-device-profile, which was developed at the same time. While there were comments and improvements made on the draft, it was not particularly controversial. Document Quality The document is a requirements document describing IPv6 capabilities required in mobile network devices. It is consistent with RFC 3316 an with the Node Requirements. Personnel The Document Shepherd is Fred Baker. The AD is Joel Jaeggli.