RFC 5453

Reserved IPv6 Interface Identifiers, February 2009

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5453.txt
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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Author:
S. Krishnan
Stream:
IETF
Source:
6man (int)

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC5453

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Abstract

Interface identifiers in IPv6 unicast addresses are used to identify interfaces on a link. They are required to be unique within a subnet. Several RFCs have specified interface identifiers or identifier ranges that have a special meaning attached to them. An IPv6 node autoconfiguring an interface identifier in these ranges will encounter unexpected consequences. Since there is no centralized repository for such reserved identifiers, this document aims to create one. [STANDARDS-TRACK]


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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