[rfc-dist] RFC 6164 on Using 127-Bit IPv6 Prefixes on Inter-Router Links

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        RFC 6164

        Title:      Using 127-Bit IPv6 Prefixes on 
                    Inter-Router Links 
        Author:     M. Kohno, B. Nitzan,
                    R. Bush, Y. Matsuzaki,
                    L. Colitti, T. Narten
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       April 2011
        Mailbox:    mkohno at juniper.net, 
                    nitzan at juniper.net, 
                    randy at psg.com,  maz at iij.ad.jp, 
                    lorenzo at google.com,  narten at us.ibm.com
        Pages:      8
        Characters: 16057
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-6man-prefixlen-p2p-01.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6164.txt

On inter-router point-to-point links, it is useful, for security and
other reasons, to use 127-bit IPv6 prefixes.  Such a practice
parallels the use of 31-bit prefixes in IPv4.  This document
specifies the motivation for, and usages of, 127-bit IPv6 prefix
lengths on inter-router point-to-point links.  [STANDARDS-TRACK]

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

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

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