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Liaison statement
IAB Statement on IPv6

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State Posted
Submitted Date 2016-12-07
From Group IAB
From Contact Scott Mansfield
To Contacts
Cc The IAB Chair <>
The IAB Executive Director <>
The IAB <>
Scott Mansfield <>
Response Contact The IAB Chair <>
The IAB Executive Director <>
Technical Contact
Purpose For information
Attachments (None)
The Internet Architecture Board (IAB), following discussions in the Internet
Engineering Task Force (IETF), advises its partner Standards Development
Organizations (SDOs) and organizations that the pool of unassigned IPv4
addresses has been exhausted, and as a result we are seeing an increase in both
dual-stack (that is, both IPv4 and IPv6) and IPv6-only deployments, a trend
that will only accelerate. Therefore, networking standards need to fully
support IPv6. The IETF as well as other SDOs need to ensure that their
standards do not assume IPv4.

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