[rfc-dist] RFC 6654 on Gateway-Initiated IPv6 Rapid Deployment on IPv4 Infrastructures (GI 6rd)

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        RFC 6654

        Title:      Gateway-Initiated IPv6 Rapid Deployment on 
                    IPv4 Infrastructures (GI 6rd) 
        Author:     T. Tsou, C. Zhou,
                    T. Taylor, Q. Chen
        Status:     Informational
        Stream:     Independent
        Date:       July 2012
        Mailbox:    Tina.Tsou.Zouting at huawei.com, 
                    cathy.zhou at huawei.com, 
                    tom.taylor.stds at gmail.com,
                    chenqi.0819 at gmail.com
        Pages:      8
        Characters: 16949
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-tsou-softwire-gwinit-6rd-06.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6654.txt

This document proposes an alternative IPv6 Rapid Deployment on IPv4
Infrastructures (6rd) deployment model to that of RFC 5969.  The
basic 6rd model allows IPv6 hosts to gain access to IPv6 networks
across an IPv4 access network using 6-in-4 tunnels. 6rd requires
support by a device (the 6rd customer edge, or 6rd-CE) on the
customer site, which must also be assigned an IPv4 address.  The
alternative model described in this document initiates the 6-in-4
tunnels from an operator-owned Gateway collocated with the operator's
IPv4 network edge rather than from customer equipment, and hence is
termed "Gateway-initiated 6rd" (GI 6rd).  The advantages of this
approach are that it requires no modification to customer equipment
and avoids assignment of IPv4 addresses to customer equipment.  The
latter point means less pressure on IPv4 addresses in a high-growth
environment.  This document is not an Internet Standards Track 
specification; it is published for informational purposes.


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