Lightweight 4over6: An Extension to the DS-Lite Architecture

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (softwire WG)
Authors Yong Cui  , Qiong Sun  , Mohamed Boucadair  , Tina Tsou  , Yiu Lee  , Ian Farrer 
Last updated 2013-04-16 (latest revision 2013-02-25)
Replaced by RFC 7596
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DS-Lite [RFC6333] describes an architecture for transporting IPv4 packets over an IPv6 network. This document specifies an extension to DS-Lite called Lightweight 4over6 which moves the Network Address Translation function from the DS-Lite AFTR to the B4, removing the requirement for a Carrier Grade NAT function in the AFTR. This reduces the amount of centralized state that must be held to a per- subscriber level. In order to delegate the NAPT function and make IPv4 Address sharing possible, port-restricted IPv4 addresses are allocated to the B4s.


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