[rfc-dist] RFC 4659 on BGP-MPLS IP Virtual Private Network (VPN) Extension for IPv6 VPN
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Title: BGP-MPLS IP Virtual Private Network
(VPN) Extension for IPv6 VPN
Author: J. De Clercq, D. Ooms,
M. Carugi, F. Le Faucheur
Status: Standards Track
Date: September 2006
Mailbox: jeremy.de_clercq at alcatel.be,
dirk at onesparrow.com,
marco.carugi at nortel.com, flefauch at cisco.com
I-D Tag: draft-ietf-l3vpn-bgp-ipv6-07.txt
This document describes a method by which a Service Provider may use
its packet-switched backbone to provide Virtual Private Network (VPN)
services for its IPv6 customers. This method reuses, and extends
where necessary, the "BGP/MPLS IP VPN" method for support
of IPv6. In BGP/MPLS IP VPN, "Multiprotocol BGP" is used for
distributing IPv4 VPN routes over the service provider backbone, and
MPLS is used to forward IPv4 VPN packets over the backbone. This
document defines an IPv6 VPN address family and describes the
corresponding IPv6 VPN route distribution in "Multiprotocol BGP".
This document defines support of the IPv6 VPN service over both an
IPv4 and an IPv6 backbone, and for using various tunneling techniques
over the core, including MPLS, IP-in-IP, Generic Routing Encapsulation
(GRE) and IPsec protected tunnels. The inter-working between an IPv4
site and an IPv6 site is outside the scope of this document. [STANDARDS
This document is a product of the Layer 3 Virtual Private Networks
Working Group of the IETF.
This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.
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protocol for the Internet community,and requests discussion and
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