RFC 1884 (rfc1884) - Page 2 of 18


IP Version 6 Addressing Architecture



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RFC 1884              IPv6 Addressing Architecture         December 1995


Table of Contents

   1. Introduction................................................3

   2. IPv6 Addressing.............................................3
      2.1 Addressing Model........................................4
      2.2 Text Representation of Addresses........................4
      2.3 Address Type Representation.............................5
      2.4 Unicast Addresses.......................................7
        2.4.1 Unicast Address Example.............................8
        2.4.2 The Unspecified Address.............................9
        2.4.3 The Loopback Address................................9
        2.4.4 IPv6 Addresses with Embedded IPv4 Addresses.........9
        2.4.5 NSAP Addresses......................................10
        2.4.6 IPX Addresses.......................................10
        2.4.7 Provider-Based Global Unicast Addresses.............10
        2.4.8 Local-use IPv6 Unicast Addresses....................11
      2.5 Anycast Addresses.......................................12
        2.5.1 Required Anycast Address............................13
      2.6 Multicast Addresses.....................................14
        2.6.1 Pre-Defined Multicast Addresses.....................15
      2.7 A Node's Required Addresses.............................17

   REFERENCES.....................................................18

   SECURITY CONSIDERATIONS........................................18

   DOCUMENT EDITOR'S ADDRESSES....................................18























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