[rfc-dist] RFC 7527 on Enhanced Duplicate Address Detection

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        RFC 7527

        Title:      Enhanced Duplicate Address Detection 
        Author:     R. Asati, H. Singh,
                    W. Beebee, C. Pignataro,
                    E. Dart, W. George
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       April 2015
        Mailbox:    rajiva at cisco.com, 
                    shemant at cisco.com, 
                    wbeebee at cisco.com,
                    cpignata at cisco.com, 
                    dart at es.net,
                    wesley.george at twcable.com
        Pages:      11
        Characters: 24528
        Updates:    RFC 4429, RFC 4861, RFC 4862

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-6man-enhanced-dad-15.txt

        URL:        https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7527

IPv6 Loopback Suppression and Duplicate Address Detection (DAD) are
discussed in Appendix A of RFC 4862.  That specification mentions a
hardware-assisted mechanism to detect looped back DAD messages.  If
hardware cannot suppress looped back DAD messages, a software
solution is required.  Several service provider communities have
expressed a need for automated detection of looped back Neighbor
Discovery (ND) messages used by DAD.  This document includes
mitigation techniques and outlines the Enhanced DAD algorithm to
automate the detection of looped back IPv6 ND messages used by DAD.
For network loopback tests, the Enhanced DAD algorithm allows IPv6 to
self-heal after a loopback is placed and removed.  Further, for
certain access networks, this document automates resolving a specific
duplicate address conflict.  This document updates RFCs 4429, 4861,
and 4862.

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

This is now a Proposed Standard.

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