RFC 4942 on IPv6 Transition/Co-existence Security Considerations

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Subject: RFC 4942 on IPv6 Transition/Co-existence Security Considerations
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A new Request for Comments is now available in online RFC libraries.

        
        RFC 4942

        Title:      IPv6 Transition/Co-existence Security Considerations 
        Author:     E. Davies, S. Krishnan,
                    P. Savola
        Status:     Informational
        Date:       September 2007
        Mailbox:    elwynd@dial.pipex.com, 
                    suresh.krishnan@ericsson.com, 
                    psavola@funet.fi
        Pages:      41
        Characters: 102878
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-v6ops-security-overview-06.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc4942.txt

The transition from a pure IPv4 network to a network where IPv4 and
IPv6 coexist brings a number of extra security considerations that
need to be taken into account when deploying IPv6 and operating the
dual-protocol network and the associated transition mechanisms.  This
document attempts to give an overview of the various issues grouped
into three categories:

o  issues due to the IPv6 protocol itself,
o  issues due to transition mechanisms, and
o  issues due to IPv6 deployment.  

This memo provides information for the Internet community.

This document is a product of the IPv6 Operations
Working Group of the IETF.


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