[rfc-dist] RFC 3701 on 6bone (IPv6 Testing Address Allocation) Phaseout

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        RFC 3701

        Title:      6bone (IPv6 Testing Address Allocation) Phaseout
        Author(s):  R. Fink, R. Hinden
        Status:     Informational
        Date:       March 2004
        Mailbox:    bob@thefinks.com, bob.hinden@nokia.com
        Pages:      6
        Characters: 12019
        Obsoletes:  2471

        I-D Tag:    draft-fink-6bone-phaseout-04.txt

        URL:        ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc3701.txt


The 6bone was established in 1996 by the IETF as an IPv6 Testbed
network to enable various IPv6 testing as well as to assist in the
transitioning of IPv6 into the Internet.  It operates under the IPv6
address allocation 3FFE::/16 from RFC 2471.  As IPv6 is beginning its
production deployment it is appropriate to plan for the phaseout of
the 6bone.  This document establishes a plan for a multi-year phaseout
of the 6bone and its address allocation on the assumption that the
IETF is the appropriate place to determine this.

This document obsoletes RFC 2471, "IPv6 Testing Address
Allocation", December, 1998.  RFC 2471 will become historic.

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Joyce K. Reynolds and Sandy Ginoza
USC/Information Sciences Institute

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