RFC 4038

Application Aspects of IPv6 Transition, March 2005

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M-K. Shin, Ed.
Y-G. Hong
J. Hagino
P. Savola
E. M. Castro
v6ops (ops)

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DOI:  https://doi.org/10.17487/RFC4038

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As IPv6 networks are deployed and the network transition is discussed, one should also consider how to enable IPv6 support in applications running on IPv6 hosts, and the best strategy to develop IP protocol support in applications. This document specifies scenarios and aspects of application transition. It also proposes guidelines on how to develop IP version-independent applications during the transition period. This memo provides information for the Internet community.

For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 8729.

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