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An Architecture for IPv6 Unicast Address Allocation

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Network Working Group                                        Y. Rekhter
Request for Comments: 1887                                cisco Systems
Category: Informational                                           T. Li
                                                          cisco Systems
                                                          December 1995

          An Architecture for IPv6 Unicast Address Allocation

Status of this Memo

   This document provides information for the Internet community.  This
   memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.  Distribution
   of this memo is unlimited.


   This document provides an architecture for allocating IPv6 [1]
   unicast addresses in the Internet. The overall IPv6 addressing
   architecture is defined in [2].  This document does not go into the
   details of an addressing plan.

1.   Scope

   The global internet can be modeled as a collection of hosts
   interconnected via transmission and switching facilities.  Control
   over the collection of hosts and the transmission and switching
   facilities that compose the networking resources of the global
   internet is not homogeneous, but is distributed among multiple
   administrative authorities. Resources under control of a single
   administration within a contiguous segment of network topology form a
   domain.  For the rest of this paper, `domain' and `routing domain'
   will be used interchangeably.

   Domains that share their resources with other domains are called
   network service providers (or just providers). Domains that utilize
   other domain's resources are called network service subscribers (or
   just subscribers).  A given domain may act as a provider and a
   subscriber simultaneously.

Rekhter & Li                 Informational

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