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I-D ACTION:draft-haberman-ipngwg-auto-prefix-00.txt

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	Title		: Automatic Prefix Delegation Protocol for Internet  
                          Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)
	Author(s)	: B. Haberman, J. Martin
	Filename	: draft-haberman-ipngwg-auto-prefix-00.txt
	Pages		: 11
	Date		: 22-Nov-00
The expansion of the IP address space provided by IPv6 makes it both 
possible and reasonable to allocate entire subnets to environments 
that had been previously limited to a few individual IP addresses. 
Other protocols such as Neighbor Discovery and Stateless Address 
Autoconfiguration allow hosts within those subnets to be 
automatically configured. The router between this subnet and the 
upstream world requires just one more piece to make this process 
automatic, a network prefix. 
This document describes a mechanism for the automated delegation of 
an IPv6 network prefix. It allows routers to request a specific size 
prefix and inform the upstream router of the routing protocols of 
which it is capable. Upon authorizing the request the delegating 
router then returns a prefix, the desired routing protocol, and a 
lifetime for the use of the prefix.

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