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RFC 4291

"IP Version 6 Addressing Architecture", February 2006

Canonical URL:
http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc4291.txt
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Status:
DRAFT STANDARD
Obsoletes:
RFC 3513
Updated by:
RFC 5952, RFC 6052, RFC 7136, RFC 7346
Authors:
R. Hinden
S. Deering
Stream:
IETF
Source:
ipv6 (int)

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Abstract

This specification defines the addressing architecture of the IP Version 6 (IPv6) protocol. The document includes the IPv6 addressing model, text representations of IPv6 addresses, definition of IPv6 unicast addresses, anycast addresses, and multicast addresses, and an IPv6 node's required addresses. This document obsoletes RFC 3513, "IP Version 6 Addressing Architecture". [STANDARDS-TRACK]


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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