System Administration Guide: IP Services

IPv6 Requests for Comments and Internet Drafts

Many RFCs are available regarding IPv6. The following table lists the major IPv6 articles and their Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) web locations as of this writing.

Table 3–1 IPv6–Related RFCs and Internet Drafts

RFC or Internet Draft 



RFC 2461, Neighbor Discovery for IP Version 6 (IPv6)

Describes the features and functions of IPv6 Neighbor Discovery protocol$number=2461

RFC 3306, Unicast—Prefix—Based IPv6 Multicast Addresses

Describes the format and types of IPv6 multicast addresses

RFC 3484: Default Address Selection for Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)

Describes the algorithms used in IPv6 default address selection

RFC 3513, Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) Addressing Architecture

Contains complete details about the types of IPv6 addresses and includes many examples

RFC 3587, IPv6 Global Unicast Address Format

Defines the standard format for IPv6 unicast addresses