IPv4 Address Literal in URL

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Authors Osamu Nakamura  , Hiroaki Hazeyama  , Yukito Ueno  , Akira Kato 
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In an IPv6-only environment with DNS64/NAT64 based translation service, there is no way to get access a URL whose domain name part includes an IPv4 address literal. This memo discusses a few methods to rewrite the URL on an IPv6-only host so that the URL is accessible from the IPv6-only host.


Osamu Nakamura (osamu@wide.ad.jp)
Hiroaki Hazeyama (hiroa-ha@is.naist.jp)
Yukito Ueno (eden@sfc.wide.ad.jp)
Akira Kato (kato@wide.ad.jp)

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