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RFC 6164

"Using 127-Bit IPv6 Prefixes on Inter-Router Links", April 2011

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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Updated by:
RFC 6547
Authors:
M. Kohno
B. Nitzan
R. Bush
Y. Matsuzaki
L. Colitti
T. Narten
Stream:
IETF
Source:
6man (int)

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Abstract

On inter-router point-to-point links, it is useful, for security and other reasons, to use 127-bit IPv6 prefixes. Such a practice parallels the use of 31-bit prefixes in IPv4. This document specifies the motivation for, and usages of, 127-bit IPv6 prefix lengths on inter-router point-to-point links. [STANDARDS-TRACK]


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