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I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-ngtrans-dstm-04.txt



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This draft is a work item of the Next Generation Transition Working Group of the IETF.

	Title		: Dual Stack Transition Mechanism (DSTM)
	Author(s)	: J. Bound, L. Toutain, F. Dupont, H. Afifi, A. Durand
	Filename	: draft-ietf-ngtrans-dstm-04.txt
	Pages		: 20
	Date		: 14-Feb-01
	
The initial deployment of IPv6 will require a tightly coupled use of
IPv4 addresses to support the interoperation of IPv6 and IPv4, within
an IPv6 Network.  Nodes will still need to communicate with IPv4
nodes that do not have a dual IP layer supporting both IPv4 and IPv6.
The Dual Stack Transition Mechanism (DSTM) provides a method to
assign temporary Global IPv4 Addresses to IPv6/IPv4 nodes over a
native IPv6 Network, use of dynamic tunnels within an IPv6 Network to
carry IPv4 traffic, and a defined set of processes and architecture
for the supporting infrastructure required for this transition
mechanism.

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