[rfc-dist] RFC 5902 on IAB Thoughts on IPv6 Network Address Translation

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        RFC 5902

        Title:      IAB Thoughts on IPv6 Network 
                    Address Translation 
        Author:     D. Thaler, L. Zhang,
                    G. Lebovitz
        Status:     Informational
        Stream:     IAB
        Date:       July 2010
        Mailbox:    dthaler at microsoft.com, 
                    lixia at cs.ucla.edu, 
                    gregory.ietf at gmail.com,  iab at iab.org
        Pages:      15
        Characters: 37224
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-iab-ipv6-nat-03.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5902.txt

There has been much recent discussion on the topic of whether the
IETF should develop standards for IPv6 Network Address Translators
(NATs).  This document articulates the architectural issues raised by
IPv6 NATs, the pros and cons of having IPv6 NATs, and provides the
IAB's thoughts on the current open issues and the solution space.
This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is 
published for informational purposes.

This document is a product of the Internet Architecture Board.

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