DNS Extensions to Support IP Version 6
RFC 3596

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Subject: Protocol Action: 'DNS Extensions to support IP version 
         6' to Draft Standard 

The IESG has approved the following document:

- 'DNS Extensions to support IP version 6 '
   <draft-ietf-dnsext-rfc1886bis-04.txt> as a Draft Standard

This document is the product of the DNS Extensions Working Group. 

The IESG contact persons are Erik Nordmark and Mark Townsley.

A URL of this Internet-Draft is:
http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-dnsext-rfc1886bis-04.txt

The IESG has approved the Internet-Draft 'DNS Extensions to support 
IP version 6' <draft-ietf-dnsext-rfc1886bis-03.txt> as a Draft Standard.
This document is the product of the DNS Extensions Working Group.
The IESG contact persons are 
	Thomas Narten
	Erik Nordmark
 
 
Technical Summary
 
   This document defines the changes that need to be made to the Domain
   Name System to support hosts running IP version 6 (IPv6).  The
   changes include a resource record type to store an IPv6 address,
   a domain to support lookups based on an IPv6 address, and updated
   definitions of existing query types that return Internet addresses as
   part of additional section processing.  The extensions are designed
   to be compatible with existing applications and, in particular, DNS
   implementations themselves.

   This Document combines RFC1886 and changes to RFC 1886 made by
   RFC 3152, obsoleting both. Changes mainly consist in replacing 
   the IP6.INT domain by IP6.ARPA as defined in RFC 3152. 
 
 
Working Group Summary
 
  There was WG consensus to advance this document.
 
Protocol Quality
 
   The specification has been reviewed for the IESG by Erik Nordmark.
   The implementation report is available at
http://www.ietf.org/IESG/Implementations/RFC1886-Implementation/rfc1886-Implementation.html


RFC-editor notes:

In the Abstract:
s/Domain Name System/Domain Name System (DNS)/
s/RFC1886/RFC 1886/

Add this at the end of the Introduction section:
    The IP protocol version used for querying resource records is
    independent of the protocol version of the resource records; e.g.
    IPv4 transport can be used to query IPv6 records and vice versa.