RFC 7721

Security and Privacy Considerations for IPv6 Address Generation Mechanisms, March 2016

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc7721.txt
File formats:
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Status:
INFORMATIONAL
Authors:
A. Cooper
F. Gont
D. Thaler
Stream:
IETF
Source:
6man (int)

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC7721

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Abstract

This document discusses privacy and security considerations for several IPv6 address generation mechanisms, both standardized and non-standardized. It evaluates how different mechanisms mitigate different threats and the trade-offs that implementors, developers, and users face in choosing different addresses or address generation mechanisms.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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