BCP 177

RFC 6540

IPv6 Support Required for All IP-Capable Nodes, April 2012

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/bcp/bcp177.txt
Status:
BEST CURRENT PRACTICE
Authors:
W. George
C. Donley
C. Liljenstolpe
L. Howard
Stream:
IETF
Source:
intarea (int)

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Abstract

Given the global lack of available IPv4 space, and limitations in IPv4 extension and transition technologies, this document advises that IPv6 support is no longer considered optional. It also cautions that there are places in existing IETF documents where the term "IP" is used in a way that could be misunderstood by implementers as the term "IP" becomes a generic that can mean IPv4 + IPv6, IPv6-only, or IPv4-only, depending on context and application. This memo documents an Internet Best Current Practice.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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