[rfc-dist] RFC 4864 on Local Network Protection for IPv6

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        RFC 4864

        Title:      Local Network Protection for IPv6 
        Author:     G. Van de Velde, T. Hain,
                    R. Droms, B. Carpenter,
                    E. Klein
        Status:     Informational
        Date:       May 2007
        Mailbox:    gunter at cisco.com, 
                    alh-ietf at tndh.net, 
                    rdroms at cisco.com,  brc at zurich.ibm.com, 
                    ericlklein.ipv6 at gmail.com
        Pages:      36
        Characters: 95448
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-v6ops-nap-06.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc4864.txt

Although there are many perceived benefits to Network Address
Translation (NAT), its primary benefit of "amplifying" available
address space is not needed in IPv6.  In addition to NAT's many
serious disadvantages, there is a perception that other benefits
exist, such as a variety of management and security attributes that
could be useful for an Internet Protocol site.  IPv6 was designed
with the intention of making NAT unnecessary, and this document shows
how Local Network Protection (LNP) using IPv6 can provide the same or
more benefits without the need for address translation.  This memo 
provides information for the Internet community.

This document is a product of the IPv6 Operations
Working Group of the IETF.

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