RFC 3974

SMTP Operational Experience in Mixed IPv4/v6 Environments, January 2005

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc3974.txt
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Status:
INFORMATIONAL
Authors:
M. Nakamura
J. Hagino
Stream:
INDEPENDENT

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC3974

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Abstract

This document discusses SMTP operational experiences in IPv4/v6 dual stack environments. As IPv6-capable SMTP servers are deployed, it has become apparent that certain configurations of MX records are necessary for stable dual-stack (IPv4 and IPv6) SMTP operation. This document clarifies the existing problems in the transition period between IPv4 SMTP and IPv6 SMTP. It also defines operational requirements for stable IPv4/v6 SMTP operation. This document does not define any new protocol. This memo provides information for the Internet community.


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