IPv6 Addressing of IPv4/IPv6 Translators
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <firstname.lastname@example.org>, RFC Editor <email@example.com>, behave mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>, behave chair <email@example.com> Subject: Protocol Action: 'IPv6 Addressing of IPv4/IPv6 Translators' to Proposed Standard The IESG has approved the following document: - 'IPv6 Addressing of IPv4/IPv6 Translators' <draft-ietf-behave-address-format-10.txt> as a Proposed Standard This document is the product of the Behavior Engineering for Hindrance Avoidance Working Group. The IESG contact persons are David Harrington and Lars Eggert. A URL of this Internet Draft is: http://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-behave-address-format/
Technical Summary This document discusses the algorithmic translation of an IPv6 address to a corresponding IPv4 address, and vice versa, using only statically configured information. It defines a well-known prefix for use in algorithmic translations, while allowing organizations to also use network-specific prefixes when appropriate. Algorithmic translation is used in IPv4/IPv6 translators, as well as other types of proxies and gateways (e.g., for DNS) used in IPv4/IPv6 scenarios. Working Group Summary This document represents the WG consensus that accommodates different approaches for the different scenarios Behave was chartered to solve. Document Quality This document is not a protocol, but there are implementations in progress, e.g. http://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/behave/current/msg08102.html Several vendors are actively implementing the specification. Special reviewers are listed in the document's acknowledgement section. Personnel Who is the Document Shepherd for this document? Dave Thaler Who is the Responsible Area Director? David Harrington The document doesn't require IANA experts. RFC Editor Note Please be sure IPv6 hex addresses are represented in lowercase hex, as per draft-ietf-6man-text-representation.