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Network Working Group                                              X. Li
Internet-Draft                                                    C. Bao
Intended status: Informational                                   M. Chen
Expires: June 4, 2010                                           H. Zhang
                                                                   J. Wu
                                       CERNET Center/Tsinghua University
                                                        December 1, 2009


   The CERNET IVI Translation Design and Deployment for the IPv4/IPv6
                       Coexistence and Transition
                        draft-xli-behave-ivi-04

Abstract

   This document presents the China Education and Research Network
   (CERNET)'s IVI translation design and deployment for the IPv4/IPv6
   coexistence and transition.

   The IVI is a prefix-specific and stateless address mapping mechanism
   for "an IPv6 network to the IPv4 Internet" and "the IPv4 Internet to
   an IPv6 network" scenarios.  In the IVI design, subsets of the ISP's
   IPv4 addresses are embedded in ISP's IPv6 addresses and the hosts
   using these IPv6 addresses can therefore communicate with the global
   IPv6 Internet directly and can communicate with the global IPv4
   Internet via stateless translators, the communications can either be
   IPv6 initiated or IPv4 initiated.  The IVI mechanism supports the
   end-to-end address transparency and incremental deployment.  The IVI
   is an early design deployed in CERNET as a reference for the IETF
   standard document on IPv4/IPv6 translation.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
     1.1.  Analysis of the Translation Mechanism  . . . . . . . . . .  4
     1.2.  CERNET Translation Requirements  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
   2.  Terms and Abbreviations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
   3.  The IVI Translation Algorithm  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
     3.1.  Address Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
     3.2.  Routing and Forwarding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
     3.3.  Network-layer Header Translation . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
     3.4.  Transport-layer Header Translation . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
     3.5.  Fragmentation and MTU Handling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
     3.6.  ICMP Handling  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
     3.7.  Application Layer Gateway  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
   4.  The IVI DNS Configuration  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
     4.1.  DNS Configuration for the IVI6(i) Addresses  . . . . . . . 13
     4.2.  DNS Service for the IVIG6(i) Addresses . . . . . . . . . . 13
   5.  The Advanced IVI translation functions . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
     5.1.  IVI Multicast  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
   6.  IVI Host Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
     6.1.  IVI Address Assignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
     6.2.  IPv6 Source Address Selection  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
   7.  The IVI Implementation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
     7.1.  Linux Implementation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
     7.2.  Testing Environment  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
   8.  Security Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
   9.  IANA Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
   10. Contributors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
   11. Acknowledgments  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
   12. Appendix A. The IVI translator configuration example . . . . . 17
   13. Appendix B. The traceroute results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
   14. References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
     14.1. Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
     14.2. Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
   Authors' Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
















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1.  Introduction

   This document presents the CERNET IVI translation design and
   deployment for the IPv4/IPv6 coexistence and transition.  In roman
   numerals, the IV stands for 4 and VI stands for 6, so IVI stands for
   the IPv4/IPv6 translation.

   The experiences for the IPv6 deployment in the past 10 years indicate
   that the ability to communicate between IPv4 and IPv6 address
   families would be beneficial.  However, the current transition
   methods do not fully support this requirement [RFC4213].  For
   example, dual-stack hosts can communicate with both the IPv4 and IPv6
   hosts, but the single-stack hosts can only communicate with the hosts
   in the same address family.  While dual-stack approach continues to
   work in many cases even in the face of IPv4 address depletion
   [COUNT], there are situations where it would be desirable to
   communicate with a device in another address family.  Tunneling-based
   architectures can link the IPv6 islands cross IPv4 networks, but they
   cannot help the communication between two address families [RFC3056]
   [RFC5214] [RFC4380].  Translation can relay the communications for
   the hosts located in IPv4 and IPv6 networks, but the current
   implementation of this kind of architecture is not scalable and it
   cannot maintain the end-to-end address transparency [RFC2766]
   [RFC3142] [RFC4966] [RFC2775].

1.1.  Analysis of the Translation Mechanism

   Since IPv4 and IPv6 are different protocols with different addressing
   structure, the translation mechanism is necessary for the
   communication between the two address families.  There are several
   ways to implement the translation.  One is the stateless IP/ICMP
   translation algorithm (SIIT) [RFC2765], which provides a mechanism
   for the translation between IPv4 and IPv6 packet headers (including
   ICMP headers) without requiring any per-connection state.  But, SIIT
   does not specify the address assignment and routing scheme [RFC2766].
   For example, the SIIT uses IPv4 mapped IPv6 addresses [::FFFF:ipv4-
   addr/96] and IPv4 compatible IPv6 addresses [::ipv4-address/96] for
   the address mapping, but these addresses violate the aggregation
   nature of the IPv6 routing [RFC4291].  The other translation
   mechanism is NAT-PT, which has serious technical and operational
   difficulties and IETF has reclassified it from proposed standard to
   historic status [RFC4966].

   In order to solve the technical difficulties of NAT-PT, the issues
   and the possible workarounds are:

   1.  The NAT-PT disrupts all protocols that embed IP addresses (and/or
       ports) in packet payloads.  This problem can be solved either via



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       an ALG or through translation of the address back to its original
       form in a home gateway translator.

   2.  Loss of the end-to-end address transparency.  The end-to-end
       address transparency implies that a single logical address space
       would cover the whole Internet.  This concept had two clear
       consequences - packets could flow essentially unaltered
       throughout the network, and their source and destination
       addresses could be used as unique labels for the end systems
       [RFC2775].  If reversible algorithm based mapping is defined, the
       end-to-end address transparency can be partially maintained,
       which means that although the packets are altered through the
       network, the source and the destination addresses could still be
       used as unique labels for the end systems.

   3.  The states maintained in the translator cause the scalability,
       multihoming and load sharing problems.  Hence, a stateless
       translation scheme is preferred.

   4.  Loss of information due to incompatible semantics between IPv4
       and IPv6 versions of headers and protocols.  A partial remedy to
       this is the proper attention to the details of the protocol
       translation.  However, some semantic differences remain.

   5.  The DNS is tightly coupled with the translator and lack of
       address mapping persistence.  Hence, the DNS should be decoupled
       with the translator.

   6.  The supporting of the referral is difficult for the NAT-PT, since
       NAT-PT is stateful and the corresponding DNS is tightly coupled
       with the translator.  The stateless translation and the DNS
       decoupling can make the referral handling simpler.  However, the
       hosts still need to find out the correct address family via DNS
       or learn the address mapping prefix via other mechanisms.

1.2.  CERNET Translation Requirements

   China Education and Research Network has two backbones using
   different address families.  The CERNET is IPv4-only and CERNET2 is
   IPv6-only [CERNET] [CNGI-CERNET2], which fits in "an IPv6 network to
   the IPv4 Internet" and "the IPv4 Internet to an IPv6 network"
   scenarios in the IETF behave Working Group definition [BEHAVE]
   [I-D.ietf-behave-v6v4-framework].  In order to make CERNET2
   communicate with the IPv4 Internet, we designed IVI mechanism and
   installed IVI translators between CERNET and CERNET2.

   The requirements of the IVI mechanism are:




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   1.  It should support both IPv6 initiated and IPv4 initiated
       communications for the IPv6 clients/servers in "an IPv6 network".

   2.  It should follow the current IPv4 and IPv6 routing practice
       without increasing the global routing table size in both address
       families.

   3.  It should be able to be deployed incrementally.

   4.  It should be able to use IPv4 addresses effectively due to the
       IPv4 address depletion problem.

   5.  It should be stateless for the scalability.

   6.  The DNS function should be decoupled from the translator.

   The specific IVI design presented in this document can satisfy above
   requirements.  However, there are still remaining issues:

   1.  It restricts the IPv6 hosts to use a subset of the addresses
       inside ISP's IPv6 block.  Therefore, the IPv6 auto-configuration
       cannot be used for these IPv6 hosts.  The manual configuration or
       autoconfiguration via stateful DHCPv6 are required.

   2.  It defines a one-to-one mapping between IPv4 addresses and IPv6
       addresses, hence the IPv4 addresses cannot be used effectively.
       The address-port multiplexing technique can be used to overcome
       this limitation, which will be presented in future document.

   3.  The ALG is still required for the applications which embed
       address in the payload.  The double IVI (dIVI) technique can be
       used to overcome this limitation, which will be presented in the
       future document.

   The IVI is an early design deployed in CERNET.  The IETF standard
   IPv4 - IPv6 translation mechanism is defined in
   [I-D.ietf-behave-v6v4-framework], [I-D.ietf-behave-address-format],
   [I-D.ietf-behave-v6v4-xlate], [I-D.ietf-behave-v6v4-xlate-stateful]
   and [I-D.ietf-behave-dns64].


2.  Terms and Abbreviations

   The following terms and abbreviations are used in this document:







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   ISP(i):  A specific Internet service provider "i".

   IVIG4:  The global IPv4 address space.

   IPS4(i):  A subset of IVIG4 allocated to ISP(i).

   IVI4(i):  A subset of IPS4(i), the addresses in this set will be
      mapped to IPv6 via IVI mapping mechanism and used by IPv6 hosts of
      ISP(i).

   IPG6:  The global IPv6 address space.

   IPS6(i):  A subset of IPG6 allocated to ISP(i).

   IVIG6(i):  A subset of IPS6(i), an image of IVIG4 in IPv6 address
      family via IVI mapping mechanism.  In the
      [I-D.ietf-behave-v6v4-framework] document, it is defined as the
      IPv4-converted addresses.

   IVI6(i):  A subset of IVIG6(i) and an image of IVI4(i) in IPv6
      address family via IVI mapping mechanism.  In the
      [I-D.ietf-behave-v6v4-framework] document, it is defined as the
      IPv4-translatable addresses.

   IVI translator:  The mapping and translation gateway between IPv4 and
      IPv6 based on IVI mechanism.

   IVI DNS:  Providing IVI Domain Name Service (DNS).

   The key words MUST, MUST NOT, REQUIRED, SHALL, SHALL NOT, SHOULD,
   SHOULD NOT, RECOMMENDED, MAY, and OPTIONAL, when they appear in this
   document, are to be interpreted as described in [RFC2119].


3.  The IVI Translation Algorithm

   The IVI is a prefix-specific and stateless address mapping scheme
   which can be carried out by individual ISPs.  In the IVI design,
   subsets of the ISP's IPv4 addresses are embedded in ISP's IPv6
   addresses and the hosts using these IPv6 addresses can therefore
   communicate with the global IPv6 Internet directly and can
   communicate with the global IPv4 Internet via stateless translators,
   the communications can either be IPv6 initiated or IPv4 initiated.

   IVI mapping and translation mechanism is implemented in an IVI
   translator which connects between "an IPv6 network" to the IPv4
   Internet via ISP's IPv4 network as shown in the following figure.




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            ------                        -----           ------
          /  The   \       -----        /  An   \       /  The   \
         |  IPv4    |-----|Xlate|------|  IPv6   |-----|  IPv6    |
          \Internet/       -----        \Network/       \Internet/
            ------                        -----           ------
                           <===>


   Figure 1: The scenarios: An IPv6 network to the IPv4 Internet and the
                     IPv4 Internet to an IPv6 network

   In order to perform the translation function between the IPv4 and
   IPv6, the translator needs to represent the IPv4 addresses in IPv6
   and the IPv6 addresses in IPv4.

   To represent the IPv4 addresses in IPv6, a unique, prefix-specific
   and stateless mapping scheme is defined between IPv4 addresses and
   subsets of IPv6 addresses, so each provider-independent IPv6 address
   block (usually a /32) will have a small portion of IPv6 addresses
   (defined by PREFIX), which is the image of the totality of the global
   IPv4 addresses, as shown in the following figure.  The SUFFIX are all
   zeros.


                            +-+-+-+-+-+-+
                            |  IVIG4    |
                            +-+-+-+-+-+-+
                                 ||
                                \  /
                                 \/
             +--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+
             |  PREFIX      | IPv4 addr |  SUFFIX            |
             +--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+


              Figure 2: Represent the IPv4 addresses in IPv6

   To represent the IPv6 addresses in IPv4, each provider can borrow a
   portion of its IPv4 addresses and maps them into IPv6 based on the
   above mapping rule.  These special IPv6 addresses will be physically
   used by IPv6 hosts.  The original IPv4 form of the borrowed addresses
   is the image of these special IPv6 addresses, as shown in the
   following figure.  The SUFFIX can either be all zeros or for the
   future extensions.







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             +--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+
             |  PREFIX      |   |IVI4|  |  SUFFIX            |
             +--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+
                                  ||
                                 \  /
                                  \/
                                -+-+-+
                                |IVI4|
                                -+-+-+

              Figure 3: Represent the IPv6 addresses in IPv4

3.1.  Address Format

   The IVI address format is defined based on individual ISP's IPv6
   prefix as shown in the following figure.


     | 0                 |32 |40                   |72             127|
     ------------------------------------------------------------------
     |                   |FF |                     |                  |
     ------------------------------------------------------------------
     |<-     PREFIX        ->|<-  IPv4 address   ->|   <- SUFFIX ->   |


                       Figure 4: IVI Address Mapping

   where bit 0 to bit 31 are the prefix of ISP(i)'s /32 (e.g.
   IPS6=2001:DB8::/32), in the CERNET implementation bit 32 to bit 39
   are all one's as the identifier of the IVI addresses, bit 40 to bit
   71 are embedded global IPv4 space (IVIG4) presented in hexadecimal
   format. (e.g. 2001:DB8:ff00::/40).  Note that based on the IVI
   mapping mechanism, an IPv4 /24 is mapped to an IPv6 /64 and an IPv4
   /32 is mapped to an IPv6 /72.

   The IETF standard of the address format is defined in
   [I-D.ietf-behave-address-format], which defines variable prefix
   length for different scopes.

3.2.  Routing and Forwarding

   Based on the IVI address mapping rule, the routing is
   straightforward, as shown in the following figure.








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    /-----\                                                     /-----\
   ( ISP's )   --  192.0.2.2    -----------  2001:DB8::2 --    ( ISP's )
   ( IPv4  )--|R1|-------------| IVI XLATE |------------|R2|---( IPv6  )
   (network)   --    192.0.2.1  ----------- 2001:DB8::1  --    (network)
    \-----/                                                     \-----/
       |                                                           |
       |                                                           |
   The IPv4 Internet                                   The IPv6 Internet


                           Figure 5: IVI Routing

   where

   1.  Router R1 has IPv4 route of IVI4(i)/k (k is the prefix length of
       IVI4(i)) with next-hop equals to 192.0.2.1 and this route is
       distributed to the Internet with proper aggregation.

   2.  Router R2 has IPv6 route of IVIG6(i)/40 with next-hop equals to
       2001:DB8::1 and this route is distributed to the IPv6 Internet
       with proper aggregation.

   3.  The IVI translator has IPv6 route of IVI6(i)/(40+k) with next hop
       equals to 2001:DB8::2.  The IVI translator also has IPv4 default
       route 0.0.0.0/0 with next hop equals to 192.0.2.2 .

   Note that the routes described above can be learned/inserted by
   dynamic routing protocols (IGP or BGP) in the IVI translator peering
   with R1 and R2.

   Since both IVI4(i) and IVI6(i) are aggregated to IPS4(i) and IPS6(i)
   in ISP(i)'s border routers respectively, they will no affect the
   global IPv4 and IPv6 routing tables [RFC4632].

   Since IVI translator is stateless, it can support multi-homing when
   same prefix is used.

   Since IVI can be implemented independently in each ISP's network, it
   can be incrementally deployed.

3.3.  Network-layer Header Translation

   IPv4 [RFC0791] and IPv6 [RFC2460] are different protocols with
   different network layer header format, the translation of the IPv4
   and IPv6 headers MUST be performed according to SIIT [RFC2765] as
   shown in the following figures.  Note that the source and destination
   address translation is based on the IVI address mapping algorithm,
   not the SIIT's definition.



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       -------------------------------------------------------------
       IPv4 Field             Translated to IPv6
       -------------------------------------------------------------
       Version (0x4)          Version (0x6)
       IHL                    discarded
       Type of Service        discarded
       Total Length           Payload Length = Total Length -IHL * 4
       Identification         discarded
       Flags                  discarded
       Offset                 discarded
       Time to Live           Hop Limit
       Protocol               Next Header
       Header Checksum        discarded
       Source Address         IVI address mapping
       Destination Address    IVI address mapping
       Options                discarded
       -------------------------------------------------------------

                 Figure 6: IPv4 to IPv6 Header translation


       -------------------------------------------------------------
       IPv6 Field             Translated to IPv4 Header
       -------------------------------------------------------------
       Version (0x6)          Version (0x4)
       Traffic Class          discarded
       Flow Label             discarded
       Payload Length         Total Length = Payload Length + 20
       Next Header            Protocol
       Hop Limit              TTL
       Source Address         IVI address mapping
       Destination Address    IVI address mapping
       -                      IHL = 5
       -                      Header Checksum recalculated
       -------------------------------------------------------------

                 Figure 7: IPv6 to IPv4 Header translation

   The IETF standard of the IP/ICMP translation is defined in
   [I-D.ietf-behave-v6v4-xlate], which contains updated technical
   specifications. .

3.4.  Transport-layer Header Translation

   Since the TCP and UDP headers [RFC0793] [RFC0768] consist of check
   sums which include the IP header, the recalculation and updating of
   the transport-layer headers MUST be performed.  Note that SIIT does
   not recalculate the transport-layer checksum, since checksum neutral



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   IPv6 addresses are used in SIIT [RFC2765].

   The IETF standard of the Transport-layer Header Translation is
   defined in [I-D.ietf-behave-v6v4-xlate], which contains updated
   technical specifications.

3.5.  Fragmentation and MTU Handling

   When the packet is translated by the IVI translator, due to the
   different sizes of the IPv4 and IPv6 headers, the IVI6 packets will
   be at least 20 bytes larger than the IVI4 packets, which may exceed
   the MTU of the next link in the IPv6 network.  Therefore, the MTU
   handling and translation between IPv6 fragmentation headers and
   fragmentation field in the IPv4 headers are necessary, which is
   performed in the IVI translator according to SIIT [RFC2765].

   The IETF standard of the Fragmentation and MTU Handling is defined in
   [I-D.ietf-behave-v6v4-xlate], which contains updated technical
   specifications.

3.6.  ICMP Handling

   For ICMP message translation between IPv4 and IPv6, IVI follows the
   ICMP/ICMPv6 message correspondence as defined in SIIT [RFC2765].
   Note that the ICMP message may be generated by an intermediate router
   whose IPv6 address does not belong to IVIG6(i).  Since ICMP
   translation is important to the path MTU discovery, the inverse
   mapping for unmapped addresses is defined in this document.  In the
   current prototype, a pseudo IPv4 address is generated.  This prevents
   translated ICMP messages from being discarded due to unknown or
   private IP source.  A small IPv4 address block should be reserved to
   identify the non-IVI mapped IPv6 addresses.

   The IETF standard of the IP/ICMP translation is defined in
   [I-D.ietf-behave-v6v4-xlate], which contains updated technical
   specifications.

3.7.  Application Layer Gateway

   Due to the features of 1-to-1 address mapping and stateless, IVI can
   support most of the existing applications, such as HTTP, SSH and
   Telnet.  However, some applications are designed such that IP
   addresses are used to identify application-layer entities (e.g.
   FTP).  In these cases, application layer gateway (ALG) is
   unavoidable, but it can be integrated into the IVI translator.

   The discussion of the ALG is in [I-D.ietf-behave-v6v4-framework].




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4.  The IVI DNS Configuration

   The DNS [RFC1035] service is important for the IVI mechanism.

4.1.  DNS Configuration for the IVI6(i) Addresses

   For providing authoritative DNS service for IVI4(i) and IVI6(i), each
   host name will both have an A record and an AAAA record pointing to
   IVI4(i) and IVI6(i), respectively.  Note that the same name always
   points to a unique host, which is an IVI6(i) host and it has IVI4(i)
   representation via the IVI translator.

4.2.  DNS Service for the IVIG6(i) Addresses

   For resolving the IPv6 form of the global IPv4 space (IVIG6(i)), each
   ISP must provide customized IVI DNS service for the IVI6(i) hosts.
   The IVI DNS server is in dual stack environment.  When the IVI6(i)
   host queries an AAAA record for an IPv4 only domain name, the IVI DNS
   will query the AAAA record first.  If the AAAA record does not exist,
   the IVI DNS will query the A record and map it to IVIG6(i) and return
   an AAAA record to the IVI6(i) host.  The technical specifications of
   this process are defined in [I-D.ietf-behave-dns64].


5.  The Advanced IVI translation functions

5.1.  IVI Multicast

   The IVI mechanism can support IPv4/IPv6 communication of the
   protocol-independent specific-source sparse-mode multicast (PIM SSM)
   [RFC3171] [RFC3569] [RFC4607].

   There will be 2^24 group addresses for IPv4 SSM.  The corresponding
   IPv6 SSM group addresses can be defined as shown in the following
   figure.


          -------------------------------------------------------
          IPv4 Group Address          IPv6 Group Address
          -------------------------------------------------------
          232.0.0.0/8                 ff3e:0:0:0:0:0:f000:0000/96
          232.255.255.255/8           ff3e:0:0:0:0:0:f0ff:ffff/96
          -------------------------------------------------------


               Figure 8: IVI Multicast Group Address Mapping

   The source address in IPv6 MUST be IVI6(i) in order to perform



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   reverse path forwarding (RPF) as required by PIM-SM.

   The inter operation of PIM-SM for address families IPv4 and IPv6 can
   either be implemented via the application layer gateway or via the
   static join based on IGMPv3 and MLDv2 in IPv4 and IPv6, respectively.


6.  IVI Host Operation

6.1.  IVI Address Assignment

   The IVI6 address has special format (for example IVI4=202.38.114.1/32
   and IVI6=2001:250:ffca:2672:0100::0/72), therefore, the stateless
   IPv6 address auto-configuration cannot be used.  However, the IVI6
   can be assigned to the IPv6 end system via manual configuration or
   stateful auto-configuration via DHCPv6.

   o  For the manual configuration, the host needs to configure the IVI6
      address and the corresponding prefix length, as well as the
      default gateway address and the DNS resolver address.

   o  For the DHCPv6 configuration, the DHCPv6 will assign the IVI6
      address and the DNS resolver address to the host.  The router in
      the subnet should enable router advertisement (RA), since the
      default gateway is learned from the router.

6.2.  IPv6 Source Address Selection

   Since each IPv6 host may have multiple addresses, it is important for
   the host to use an IVI6(i) address to reach the global IPv4 networks.
   The short-term work around is to use IVI6(i) as the default source
   IPv6 address of the host, defined as the policy table in [RFC3484].
   The long-term solution requires that the application should be able
   to select the source addresses for different services.


7.  The IVI Implementation

7.1.  Linux Implementation

   An implementation of IVI exists for the Linux operating system.  The
   sources code can be downloaded from [LINUX].  The example of the
   configuration is shown in Appendix A.

   The IVI DNS source code for the IVIG46(i) addresses presented in this
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7.2.  Testing Environment

   The IVI translator based on the Linux implementation has been
   deployed between [CERNET] (IPv4-only) and [CNGI-CERNET2] (IPv6-only)
   since March 2006.  The pure IPv6 web servers using IVI6 addresses
   behind IVI translator can be accessed by the IPv4 hosts [TEST4], and
   also by the global IPv6 hosts [TEST6].  The pure IPv6 clients using
   IVI6 addresses behind IVI translator can accessed IPv4 servers on the
   IPv4 Internet.

   Two traceroute results are presented in Appendix B to show the
   address mapping of the IVI mechanism.

   The IVI6 manual configuration and the DHCPv6 configuration of the
   IPv6 end system have also been tested with success.


8.  Security Considerations

   This document presents the prefix-specific and stateless address
   mapping mechanism (IVI) for the IPv4/IPv6 coexistence and transition.
   The IPv4 security and IPv6 security issues should be addressed by
   related documents of each address family and are not included in this
   document.

   However, there are several issues need special considerations, i.e.
   (a) IPsec and its NAT traversal, (b) DNSSEC, and (c) firewall filter
   rules.

   o  IPsec and its NAT traversal.  Since the IVI scheme maintains the
      end-to-end address transparency, the IPsec could work without or
      with NAT traversal techniques.

   o  DNSSEC verification will be terminated at the IVI DNS for the A
      record to AAAA record translation.  It would be fine to have a
      translation in a local IVI DNS server that also verifies DNSSEC.
      Or in the host, if the host both translates the DNS entry and
      again verifies DNSSEC validity.  The DNSSEC discussion is in
      [I-D.ietf-behave-dns64].

   o  Firewall filter rules.  Since the IVI scheme maintains the end-to-
      end address transparency and there is a unique mapping between
      IPv4 and IPv6 addresses, therefore the firewall filter rule can be
      implemented for one address family or mapped to another address
      family and implemented in that address family.  However, the
      current IPv6 routers may only support the access-list or uRPF for
      the prefix length shorter than /64, there may a practical
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   In addition, the specific security issues for the IVI translator
   implementation should be further studied and addressed during the
   development of the IVI mechanisms.


9.  IANA Considerations

   This memo adds no new IANA considerations.

   Note to RFC Editor: This section will have served its purpose if it
   correctly tells IANA that no new assignments or registries are
   required, or if those assignments or registries are created during
   the RFC publication process.  From the author's perspective, it may
   therefore be removed upon publication as an RFC at the RFC Editor's
   discretion.


10.  Contributors

   The authors would like to acknowledge the following contributors in
   the different phases of the IVI development: Ang Li, Yuncheng Zhu,
   Junxiu Lu, Yu Zhai, Wentao Shang, Weifeng Jiang and Bizheng Fu.

   The authors would like to acknowledge the following contributors who
   provided helpful inputs concerning the IVI concept: Bill Manning,
   David Ward, Lixia Zhang, Jun Murai, Fred Baker, Jari Arkko, Tony Hain
   and Kevin Yin.


11.  Acknowledgments

   The authors thank to the funding supports of the CERNET, CNGI-
   CERNET2, CNGI Research and Development, China "863" and China "973"
   projects.

















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12.  Appendix A. The IVI translator configuration example

   IVI Configuration Example


   #!/bin/bash
   # open forwarding
   echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv6/conf/all/forwarding
   echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/conf/all/forwarding

   # config route for IVI6 = 2001:da8:ffca:2661:cc00::/70,
   #                  IVI4 = 202.38.97.204/30

   # configure IPv6 route
   route add -A inet6 2001:da8:ffca:2661:cc00::/70 \
   gw 2001:da8:aaae::206 dev eth0

   # config mapping for      source-PF = 2001:da8::/32
   # config mapping for destination-PF = 2001:da8::/32

   # for each mapping, a unique pseudo-address (10.0.0.x/8)
   # should be configured.
   # ip addr add 10.0.0.1/8 dev eth0

   # IPv4-to-IPv6 mapping, multiple mappings can be done via multiple
   # commands.
   # mroute IVI4-network IVI4-mask pseudo-address interface \
   # source-PF destination-PF
   /root/mroute 202.38.97.204 255.255.255.252 10.0.0.1 \
   eth0 2001:da8:: 2001:da8::

   # IPv6-to-IPv4 mapping
   # mroute6 destination-PF destination-PF-pref-len
   /root/mroute6 2001:da8:ff00:: 40



                                 Figure 9













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13.  Appendix B. The traceroute results

   ivitraceroute


   ivitraceroute 202.38.108.2

   1  202.112.0.65 6 ms 2 ms 1 ms
   2  202.112.53.73 4 ms 6 ms 12 ms
   3  202.112.53.178 1 ms 1 ms 1 ms
   4  202.112.61.242 1 ms 1 ms 1 ms
   5  192.0.2.100 1 ms 1 ms 1 ms
   6  192.0.2.102 1 ms 1 ms 1 ms
   7  192.0.2.103 2 ms 2 ms 2 ms
   8  192.0.2.104 2 ms 2 ms 2 ms
   9  192.0.2.105 4 ms 4 ms 3 ms
   10 202.38.108.2 2 ms 3 ms 3 ms

                                 Figure 10

   Note that the non-IVI IPv6 addresses are mapped to 202.38.17.186,
   which is defined in this document (the first two sections are the
   IPv4 prefix of /16 of the IVI translator interface and the last two
   sections are the autonomous system number 4538).



























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   ivitraceroute6


   ivitraceroute6 www.mit.edu

   src_ivi4=202.38.97.205 src_ivi6=2001:da8:ffca:2661:cd00::
   dst_host=www.mit.edu
   dst_ip4=18.7.22.83 dst_ivig=2001:da8:ff12:716:5300::

   traceroute to 2001:da8:ff12:716:5300:: (2001:da8:ff12:716:5300::),
   30 hops max, 40 byte packets to not_ivi

   1  2001:da8:ff0a:0:100::      0.304 ms 0.262 ms 0.190 ms
      10.0.0.1
   2  2001:da8:ffca:7023:fe00::  0.589 ms * *
      202.112.35.254
   3  2001:da8:ffca:7035:4900::  1.660 ms 1.538 ms 1.905 ms
      202.112.53.73
   4  2001:da8:ffca:703d:9e00::  0.371 ms 0.530 ms 0.459 ms
      202.112.61.158
   5  2001:da8:ffca:7035:1200::  0.776 ms 0.704 ms 0.690 ms
      202.112.53.18
   6  2001:da8:ffcb:b5c2:7d00::  89.382 ms 89.076 ms 89.240 ms
      203.181.194.125
   7  2001:da8:ffc0:cb74:9100::  204.623 ms 204.685 ms 204.494 ms
      192.203.116.145
   8  2001:da8:ffcf:e7f0:8300::  249.842 ms 249.945 ms 250.329 ms
      207.231.240.131
   9  2001:da8:ff40:391c:2d00::  249.891 ms 249.936 ms 250.090 ms
      64.57.28.45
   10 2001:da8:ff40:391c:2a00:: 259.030 ms 259.110 ms 259.086 ms
      64.57.28.42
   11 2001:da8:ff40:391c:700::  264.247 ms 264.399 ms 264.364 ms
      64.57.28.7
   12 2001:da8:ff40:391c:a00::  271.014 ms 269.572 ms 269.692 ms
      64.57.28.10
   13 2001:da8:ffc0:559:dd00::  274.300 ms 274.483 ms 274.316 ms
      192.5.89.221
   14 2001:da8:ffc0:559:ed00::  274.534 ms 274.367 ms 274.517 ms
      192.5.89.237
   15 * * *
   16 2001:da8:ff12:a800:1900:: 276.032 ms 275.876 ms 276.090 ms
      18.168.0.25
   17 2001:da8:ff12:716:5300::  276.285 ms 276.370 ms 276.214 ms
      18.7.22.83


                                 Figure 11



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   Note that all of the IPv4 addresses can be mapped to prefix-specific
   IPv6 addresses (for example 18.7.22.83 is mapped to 2001:da8:ff12:
   716:5300::).


14.  References

14.1.  Normative References

   [I-D.ietf-behave-address-format]
              Huitema, C., Bao, C., Bagnulo, M., Boucadair, M., and X.
              Li, "IPv6 Addressing of IPv4/IPv6 Translators",
              draft-ietf-behave-address-format-01 (work in progress),
              October 2009.

   [I-D.ietf-behave-dns64]
              Bagnulo, M., Sullivan, A., Matthews, P., and I. Beijnum,
              "DNS64: DNS extensions for Network Address Translation
              from IPv6 Clients to IPv4 Servers",
              draft-ietf-behave-dns64-02 (work in progress),
              October 2009.

   [I-D.ietf-behave-v6v4-framework]
              Baker, F., Li, X., Bao, C., and K. Yin, "Framework for
              IPv4/IPv6 Translation",
              draft-ietf-behave-v6v4-framework-03 (work in progress),
              October 2009.

   [I-D.ietf-behave-v6v4-xlate]
              Li, X., Bao, C., and F. Baker, "IP/ICMP Translation
              Algorithm", draft-ietf-behave-v6v4-xlate-04 (work in
              progress), November 2009.

   [I-D.ietf-behave-v6v4-xlate-stateful]
              Bagnulo, M., Matthews, P., and I. Beijnum, "NAT64: Network
              Address and Protocol Translation from IPv6 Clients to IPv4
              Servers", draft-ietf-behave-v6v4-xlate-stateful-03 (work
              in progress), November 2009.

   [RFC0768]  Postel, J., "User Datagram Protocol", STD 6, RFC 768,
              August 1980.

   [RFC0791]  Postel, J., "Internet Protocol", STD 5, RFC 791,
              September 1981.

   [RFC0793]  Postel, J., "Transmission Control Protocol", STD 7,
              RFC 793, September 1981.




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   [RFC1035]  Mockapetris, P., "Domain names - implementation and
              specification", STD 13, RFC 1035, November 1987.

   [RFC2119]  Bradner, S., "Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate
              Requirement Levels", BCP 14, RFC 2119, March 1997.

   [RFC2460]  Deering, S. and R. Hinden, "Internet Protocol, Version 6
              (IPv6) Specification", RFC 2460, December 1998.

   [RFC2765]  Nordmark, E., "Stateless IP/ICMP Translation Algorithm
              (SIIT)", RFC 2765, February 2000.

   [RFC2766]  Tsirtsis, G. and P. Srisuresh, "Network Address
              Translation - Protocol Translation (NAT-PT)", RFC 2766,
              February 2000.

   [RFC3056]  Carpenter, B. and K. Moore, "Connection of IPv6 Domains
              via IPv4 Clouds", RFC 3056, February 2001.

   [RFC3171]  Albanna, Z., Almeroth, K., Meyer, D., and M. Schipper,
              "IANA Guidelines for IPv4 Multicast Address Assignments",
              BCP 51, RFC 3171, August 2001.

   [RFC4213]  Nordmark, E. and R. Gilligan, "Basic Transition Mechanisms
              for IPv6 Hosts and Routers", RFC 4213, October 2005.

   [RFC4291]  Hinden, R. and S. Deering, "IP Version 6 Addressing
              Architecture", RFC 4291, February 2006.

   [RFC4380]  Huitema, C., "Teredo: Tunneling IPv6 over UDP through
              Network Address Translations (NATs)", RFC 4380,
              February 2006.

   [RFC4607]  Holbrook, H. and B. Cain, "Source-Specific Multicast for
              IP", RFC 4607, August 2006.

   [RFC4632]  Fuller, V. and T. Li, "Classless Inter-domain Routing
              (CIDR): The Internet Address Assignment and Aggregation
              Plan", BCP 122, RFC 4632, August 2006.

   [RFC5214]  Templin, F., Gleeson, T., and D. Thaler, "Intra-Site
              Automatic Tunnel Addressing Protocol (ISATAP)", RFC 5214,
              March 2008.

14.2.  Informative References

   [BEHAVE]   "The IETF Behave Working Group Charter:
              http://www.ietf.org/html.charters/behave-charter.html/".



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   [CERNET]   "CERNET Homepage:
              http://www.edu.cn/english_1369/index.shtml".

   [CNGI-CERNET2]
              "CNGI-CERNET2 Homepage:
              http://www.cernet2.edu.cn/index_en.htm".

   [COUNT]    "IPv4 address count down: http://penrose.uk6x.com/".

   [DNS]      "Source Code of the IVI DNS
              http://www.ivi2.org/IVI/src/ividns-0.1.tar.gz/".

   [LINUX]    "Source Code of the IVI implementation for Linux:
              http://linux.ivi2.org/impl/".

   [RFC2775]  Carpenter, B., "Internet Transparency", RFC 2775,
              February 2000.

   [RFC3142]  Hagino, J. and K. Yamamoto, "An IPv6-to-IPv4 Transport
              Relay Translator", RFC 3142, June 2001.

   [RFC3484]  Draves, R., "Default Address Selection for Internet
              Protocol version 6 (IPv6)", RFC 3484, February 2003.

   [RFC3569]  Bhattacharyya, S., "An Overview of Source-Specific
              Multicast (SSM)", RFC 3569, July 2003.

   [RFC4966]  Aoun, C. and E. Davies, "Reasons to Move the Network
              Address Translator - Protocol Translator (NAT-PT) to
              Historic Status", RFC 4966, July 2007.

   [TEST4]    "Test homepage for the IVI4(i): http://202.38.114.1/".

   [TEST6]    "Test homepage  for the IVI6(i):
              http://[2001:250:ffca:2672:0100::0]/".


Authors' Addresses

   Xing Li
   CERNET Center/Tsinghua University
   Room 225, Main Building, Tsinghua University
   Beijing  100084
   CN

   Phone: +86 62785983
   Email: xing@cernet.edu.cn




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   Congxiao Bao
   CERNET Center/Tsinghua University
   Room 225, Main Building, Tsinghua University
   Beijing  100084
   CN

   Phone: +86 62785983
   Email: congxiao@cernet.edu.cn


   Maoke Chen
   CERNET Center/Tsinghua University
   Room 225, Main Building, Tsinghua University
   Beijing  100084
   CN

   Phone: +86 62785983
   Email: mk@cernet.edu.cn


   Hong Zhang
   CERNET Center/Tsinghua University
   Room 225, Main Building, Tsinghua University
   Beijing  100084
   CN

   Phone: +86 62785983
   Email: neilzh@gmail.com


   Jianping Wu
   CERNET Center/Tsinghua University
   Room 225, Main Building, Tsinghua University
   Beijing  100084
   CN

   Phone: +86 62785983
   Email: jianping@cernet.edu.cn













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