A Recommendation for IPv6 Address Text Representation
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: IETF-Announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <email@example.com>, RFC Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org>, 6man mailing list <email@example.com>, 6man chair <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Protocol Action: 'A Recommendation for IPv6 Address Text Representation' to Proposed Standard The IESG has approved the following document: - 'A Recommendation for IPv6 Address Text Representation ' <draft-ietf-6man-text-addr-representation-07.txt> as a Proposed Standard This document is the product of the IPv6 Maintenance Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Jari Arkko and Ralph Droms. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-6man-text-addr-representation-07.txt
Technical Summary This document defines a canonical text representation format of IPv6 addresses for use by operators, system engineers, and users. The recommendation complies fully with [RFC4291], is implemented by various operating systems, and is human friendly. The recommendation in this document SHOULD be followed by systems when generating an address to represent as text, but all implementations MUST accept any legitimate [RFC4291] format. It is advised that humans also follow these recommendations when spelling an address. Working Group Summary The 6MAN working group reviewed and discussed this document several times. There is a strong consensus to move this forward. Document Quality This document has been reviewed by key members of the 6MAN working group and the chairs. Personnel The Document Shepherd is Bob Hinden, and the responsible Area Director is Jari Arkko.