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I-D ACTION:draft-thaler-ipngwg-multilink-subnets-01.txt

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	Title		: Multi-link Subnet Support in IPv6
	Author(s)	: D. Thaler, C. Huitema
	Filename	: draft-thaler-ipngwg-multilink-subnets-01.txt
	Pages		: 16
	Date		: 26-Jul-01
Bridging multiple links into a single entity has several
operational advantages.  A single subnet prefix is sufficient to
support multiple physical links.  There is no need to allocate
subnet numbers to the different networks, simplifying management.
This document introduces the concept of a 'multilink subnet',
defined as a collection of independent links, connected by
routers, but sharing a common subnet prefix.  It then specifies
the behavior of multilink subnet routers so that no changes to
host behavior are needed.

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