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NIST IPv6 Profile

Published

Author(s)

Douglas C. Montgomery, Mark E. Carson, Timothy Winters, Michayla Newcombe, Timothy Carlin

Abstract

This profile establishes a basic taxonomy of IPv6 capabilities, defined in terms of IETF specifications, resulting in specific capability labels for common network functions and usage scenarios. The profile maps each such labeled capability to one or more specific technical specifications, or parts of specifications. Each labeled capability adopts by reference the normative requirements of the cited specifications. In rare cases the profile may augment or modify the normative requirements of a base specification. The defined capability labels effectively form a vocabulary for expressing IPv6 requirements for, and documenting the IPv6 capabilities of, specific products. It is expected that, when combined with specific acquisition and product testing programs, this profile can facilitate the efficient adoption of IPv6 technologies in many industry sectors.
Citation
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 500-267Arev1
Report Number
500-267Arev1

Keywords

Internet Protocol version 6, IPv6, standards profile, NISTv6, NISTv6-r1
Created November 19, 2020, Updated November 21, 2020