STD 88

RFC 3596

DNS Extensions to Support IP Version 6, October 2003

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc3596.txt
File formats:
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Status:
INTERNET STANDARD (changed from DRAFT STANDARD May 2017)
Obsoletes:
RFC 3152, RFC 1886
Authors:
S. Thomson
C. Huitema
V. Ksinant
M. Souissi
Stream:
IETF
Source:
dnsext (int)

Cite this RFC: TXT  |  XML

DOI:  10.17487/RFC3596

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Abstract

This document defines the changes that need to be made to the Domain Name System (DNS) to support hosts running IP version 6 (IPv6). The changes include a resource record type to store an IPv6 address, a domain to support lookups based on an IPv6 address, and updated definitions of existing query types that return Internet addresses as part of additional section processing. The extensions are designed to be compatible with existing applications and, in particular, DNS implementations themselves. [STANDARDS-TRACK]


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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