Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) Profile for Mobile Devices
draft-ietf-v6ops-mobile-device-profile-01

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V6OPS Working Group                                             D. Binet
Internet-Draft                                              M. Boucadair
Intended status: Informational                            France Telecom
Expires: September 28, 2013                                    A. Vizdal
                                                     Deutsche Telekom AG
                                                                C. Byrne
                                                                T-Mobile
                                                                 G. Chen
                                                            China Mobile
                                                          March 27, 2013

     Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) Profile for Mobile Devices
               draft-ietf-v6ops-mobile-device-profile-01

Abstract

   This document specifies an IPv6 profile for mobile devices.  It lists
   the set of features a mobile device is to be compliant with to
   connect to an IPv6-only or dual-stack mobile network.

   This document defines a different profile than the one for general
   connection to IPv6 mobile networks defined in [RFC3316].  In
   particular, this document identifies also features to ensure IPv4
   service continuity over an IPv6-only transport.

   Both Hosts and devices with LAN capabilities are in scope.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
     1.1.  Scope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     1.2.  Special Language  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   2.  Connectivity Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.1.  WiFi Connectivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   3.  Advanced Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   4.  Cellular Devices with LAN Capabilities  . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   5.  APIs & Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   6.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   7.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   8.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   9.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     9.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     9.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16

1.  Introduction

   IPv6 deployment in mobile networks is the only perennial solution to
   the exhaustion of IPv4 addresses in those networks.  Several mobile
   operators already deployed IPv6 or are in the pre-deployment phase.
   One of the major hurdles encountered by mobile operators is the
   availability of non-broken IPv6 implementation in mobile devices.
   Some vendors are already proposing some mobile devices with a set of
   IPv6 features, but the majority of devices are still lacking IPv6
   support.

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   [RFC3316] lists a set of features to be supported by cellular hosts
   to connect to 3GPP cellular networks.  Since the publication of that
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