RFC 5902

IAB Thoughts on IPv6 Network Address Translation, July 2010

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5902.txt
File formats:
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Status:
INFORMATIONAL
Authors:
D. Thaler
L. Zhang
G. Lebovitz
Stream:
IAB

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DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.17487/RFC5902

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Abstract

There has been much recent discussion on the topic of whether the IETF should develop standards for IPv6 Network Address Translators (NATs). This document articulates the architectural issues raised by IPv6 NATs, the pros and cons of having IPv6 NATs, and provides the IAB's thoughts on the current open issues and the solution space. This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is published for informational purposes.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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