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RFC 6724: default address selection for Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)

RFC 6724: default address selection for Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)
RFC 6724: default address selection for Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)
This document describes two algorithms, one for source address selection and one for destination address selection. The algorithms specify default behavior for all Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) implementations. They do not override choices made by applications or upper-layer protocols, nor do they preclude the development of more advanced mechanisms for address selection. The two algorithms share a common context, including an optional mechanism for allowing administrators to provide policy that can override the default behavior. In dual-stack implementations, the destination address selection algorithm can consider both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses -- depending on the available source addresses, the algorithm might prefer IPv6 addresses over IPv4 addresses, or vice versa.
Chown, Tim
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Chown, Tim, Thaler, Dave, Draves, Richard and Matsumoto, Arifumi (2012) RFC 6724: default address selection for Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6). Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) RFC.

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This document describes two algorithms, one for source address selection and one for destination address selection. The algorithms specify default behavior for all Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) implementations. They do not override choices made by applications or upper-layer protocols, nor do they preclude the development of more advanced mechanisms for address selection. The two algorithms share a common context, including an optional mechanism for allowing administrators to provide policy that can override the default behavior. In dual-stack implementations, the destination address selection algorithm can consider both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses -- depending on the available source addresses, the algorithm might prefer IPv6 addresses over IPv4 addresses, or vice versa.

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Published date: September 2012
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 346656
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/346656
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ORCID for Tim Chown: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4726-018X

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Date deposited: 07 Jan 2013 16:26
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 13:12

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