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RFC 3596 on DNS Extensions to Support IP Version 6

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        RFC 3596

        Title:      DNS Extensions to Support IP Version 6
        Author(s):  S. Thomson, C. Huitema, V. Ksinant, M. Souissi
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       October 2003
        Mailbox:    sethomso@cisco.com, huitema@microsoft.com,
                    vladimir.ksinant@6wind.com, Mohsen.Souissi@nic.fr
        Pages:      8
        Characters: 14093
        Obsoletes:  3152, 1886

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-dnsext-rfc1886bis-03.txt

        URL:        ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc3596.txt

This document defines the changes that need to be made to the Domain
Name System (DNS) to support hosts running IP version 6 (IPv6).  The
changes include a resource record type to store an IPv6 address,
a domain to support lookups based on an IPv6 address, and updated
definitions of existing query types that return Internet addresses as
part of additional section processing.  The extensions are designed
to be compatible with existing applications and, in particular, DNS
implementations themselves.

This document is a product of the DNS Extensions Working Group of the

This is now a Draft Standard Protocol.

This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for
the Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions
for improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the
"Internet Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the
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