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I-D ACTION:draft-durand-v6ops-dualstack-vs-natpt-00.txt

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	Title		: Dual stack vs NAT-PT
	Author(s)	: A. Durand
	Filename	: draft-durand-v6ops-dualstack-vs-natpt-00.txt
	Pages		: 0
	Date		: 2003-2-24
Outside of the IETF community, lot of people think that IPv4 to IPv6
transition consist merely at solving the problem of how does a v4 box
communicate with a v6 box and vice versa.  Within the IETF, the dual
stack approach has long been defined.  There is an ongoing discussion
to understand if translation with tools like [NAT-PT] is absolutly
needed to enable IPv6 nodes to communicate with an IPv4 node or if we
can/should mandate IPv6 nodes to also deploy an IPv4 stack if/when
they needs to communicate with IPv4 nodes.  This draft is aimed at
clarifying the discussion without taking side by studying in 3 cases
the implications of mandating a dual-stack versus the implications of
deploying a translation device.

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