Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Dot gov

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Https

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you've safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

A Profile for IPv6 in the U.S. Government - Version 1.0

Published

Author(s)

Douglas C. Montgomery, J. S. Nightingale, Sheila E. Frankel, Mark E. Carson

Abstract

This publication seeks to assist Federal agencies in formulating plans for the acquisition of IPv6 technologies. To achieve this, we define a standards profile for IPv6 in the USG that is intended to be applicable to all future uses of IPv6 in non- classified, non-national security federal IT systems. The standards profile is meant to: (a) define a simple taxonomy of common network devices; (b)define their minimal mandatory IPv6 capabilities and identify significant configuration options so as to assist agencies in the development of more specific acquisition and deployment plans; and, (c) provide the technical basis upon which future USG polices can be defined.
Citation
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 500-267
Report Number
500-267

Keywords

Internet Protocol Version 6, IPv6, USGv6, Standards Profile.
Created June 30, 2008, Updated November 24, 2020