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RFC 5942

"IPv6 Subnet Model: The Relationship between Links and Subnet Prefixes", July 2010

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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Updates:
RFC 4861
Authors:
H. Singh
W. Beebee
E. Nordmark
Stream:
IETF
Source:
6man (int)

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Abstract

IPv6 specifies a model of a subnet that is different than the IPv4 subnet model. The subtlety of the differences has resulted in incorrect implementations that do not interoperate. This document spells out the most important difference: that an IPv6 address isn't automatically associated with an IPv6 on-link prefix. This document also updates (partially due to security concerns caused by incorrect implementations) a part of the definition of "on-link" from RFC 4861. [STANDARDS-TRACK]


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