RFC 4864

Local Network Protection for IPv6, May 2007

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G. Van de Velde
T. Hain
R. Droms
B. Carpenter
E. Klein
v6ops (ops)

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DOI:  https://doi.org/10.17487/RFC4864

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Although there are many perceived benefits to Network Address Translation (NAT), its primary benefit of "amplifying" available address space is not needed in IPv6. In addition to NAT's many serious disadvantages, there is a perception that other benefits exist, such as a variety of management and security attributes that could be useful for an Internet Protocol site. IPv6 was designed with the intention of making NAT unnecessary, and this document shows how Local Network Protection (LNP) using IPv6 can provide the same or more benefits without the need for address translation. 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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