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(ngtrans) I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-ngtrans-dstm-overview-00.txt

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	Title		: Dual Stack Transition Mechanism (DSTM) Overview
	Author(s)	: J. Bound
	Filename	: draft-ietf-ngtrans-dstm-overview-00.txt
	Pages		: 9
	Date		: 19-Jun-02
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-only 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) is based on the use of
IPv4-over-IPv6 tunnels to carry IPv4 traffic within an IPv6-only
network and provides a method to allocate a temporary IPv4 Address to
IPv6/IPv4 nodes.  DSTM is also a way to avoid the use of Network
Address Translation for early adopter IPv6 deployment.

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