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This draft is a work item of the IP Version 6 Working Group Working Group of the IETF.
Title : Default Address Selection for IPv6
Author(s) : R. Draves
Filename : draft-ietf-ipv6-default-addr-select-08.txt
Pages : 25
Date : 19-Jun-02
This document describes two algorithms, for source address selection
and for destination address selection. The algorithms specify
default behavior for all IPv6 implementations. They do not override
choices made by applications or upper-layer protocols, nor do they
preclude the development of more advanced mechanisms for address
selection. The two algorithms share a common framework, including an
optional mechanism for allowing administrators to provide policy
that can override the default behavior. In dual stack
implementations, the framework allows the destination address
selection algorithm to consider both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses -
depending on the available source addresses, the algorithm might
prefer IPv6 addresses over IPv4 addresses, or vice-versa.
All IPv6 nodes, including both hosts and routers, must implement
default address selection as defined in this specification.
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