Multi-link Subnet Support in IPv6
draft-ietf-ipv6-multilink-subnets-00

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (ipv6 WG)
Last updated 2002-07-08
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft can be found at
https://www.ietf.org/archive/id/draft-ietf-ipv6-multilink-subnets-00.txt

Abstract

Bridging multiple links into a single entity has several operational advantages. A single subnet prefix is sufficient to support multiple physical links. There is no need to allocate subnet numbers to the different networks, simplifying management. This document introduces the concept of a 'multilink subnet', defined as a collection of independent links, connected by routers, but sharing a common subnet prefix. It then specifies the behavior of multilink subnet routers so that no changes to host behavior are needed.

Authors

Dave Thaler (dthaler@microsoft.com)
Christian Huitema (huitema@microsoft.com)

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