What does 'global' mean in IPv6?

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Author Brian Carpenter 
Last updated 2016-12-09 (latest revision 2016-06-07)
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The word 'global' is used in two different ways in various IPv6-related RFCs and an IANA registry. This document describes the resulting problem.


Brian Carpenter (brian.e.carpenter@gmail.com)

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