An IPv6 Profile for 3GPP Mobile Devices
RFC 7849

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Last updated 2016-05-30
Replaces draft-binet-v6ops-cellular-host-requirements
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Independent Submission                                          D. Binet
Request for Comments: 7849                                  M. Boucadair
Category: Informational                                           Orange
ISSN: 2070-1721                                                A. Vizdal
                                                     Deutsche Telekom AG
                                                                 G. Chen
                                                            China Mobile
                                                              N. Heatley
                                                                      EE
                                                             R. Chandler
                                                         eircom | meteor
                                                              D. Michaud
                                                   Rogers Communications
                                                                D. Lopez
                                                          Telefonica I+D
                                                             W. Haeffner
                                                                Vodafone
                                                                May 2016

                An IPv6 Profile for 3GPP Mobile Devices

Abstract

   This document defines a profile that is a superset of the connection
   to IPv6 cellular networks defined in the IPv6 for Third Generation
   Partnership Project (3GPP) Cellular Hosts document.  This document
   defines a profile that is a superset of the connections to IPv6
   cellular networks defined in "IPv6 for Third Generation Partnership
   Project (3GPP) Cellular Hosts" (RFC 7066).

   Both mobile hosts and mobile devices with the capability to share
   their 3GPP mobile connectivity are in scope.

IESG Note

   The consensus-based IETF description of IPv6 functionality for
   cellular hosts is described in RFC 7066.

Binet, et al.                 Informational                     [Page 1]
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Status of This Memo

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

   This is a contribution to the RFC Series, independently of any other
   RFC stream.  The RFC Editor has chosen to publish this document at
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   Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.1.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     1.2.  Scope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   2.  Connectivity Recommendations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   3.  Recommendations for Cellular Devices with LAN Capabilities  .  11
   4.  Advanced Recommendations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   5.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
   6.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
     6.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
     6.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
   Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21

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RFC 7849            IPv6 Profile for Cellular Devices           May 2016

1.  Introduction

   IPv6 deployment in 3GPP mobile networks is the only viable solution
   to the exhaustion of IPv4 addresses in those networks.  Several
   mobile operators have already deployed IPv6 [RFC2460] or are in the
   pre-deployment phase.  One of the major hurdles as perceived by some
   mobile operators is the lack of availability of working IPv6
   implementation in mobile devices (e.g., Section 3.3 of [OECD]).
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