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Network Working Group                                              X. Li
Internet-Draft                                                    C. Bao
Intended status: Experimental                     CERNET Center/Tsinghua
Expires: January 3, 2014                                      University
                                                             W. Dec, Ed.
                                                                O. Troan
                                                           Cisco Systems
                                                           S. Matsushima
                                                        SoftBank Telecom
                                                             T. Murakami
                                                             IP Infusion
                                                            July 2, 2013


         Mapping of Address and Port using Translation (MAP-T)
                      draft-ietf-softwire-map-t-02

Abstract

   This document specifies the "Mapping of Address and Port" double
   stateless NAT64 translation based solution (MAP-T) for providing
   shared or uniquely addressed IPv4 device connectivity to and across
   an IPv6 domain.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   2.  Conventions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   3.  Terminology  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   4.  Architecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
   5.  Mapping Rules  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
     5.1.  Port mapping algorithm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
     5.2.  Basic mapping rule (BMR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
     5.3.  Forwarding mapping rule (FMR)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
     5.4.  Default mapping rule (DMR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
     5.5.  The IPv6 Interface Identifier  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
   6.  MAP-T Configuration  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
     6.1.  MAP CE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
     6.2.  MAP BR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
   7.  MAP-T Packet Forwarding  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
     7.1.  IPv4 to IPv6 at the CE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
     7.2.  IPv6 to IPv4 at the CE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
     7.3.  IPv6 to IPv4 at the BR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
     7.4.  IPv4 to IPv6 at the BR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
   8.  ICMP Handling  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
   9.  Fragmentation and Path MTU Discovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
     9.1.  Fragmentation in the MAP domain  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
     9.2.  Receiving IPv4 Fragments on the MAP domain borders . . . . 20
     9.3.  Sending IPv4 fragments to the outside  . . . . . . . . . . 20
   10. Usage Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
     10.1. EA-bit length set to 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
     10.2. Mesh and Hub and spoke modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
     10.3. Communication with IPv6 servers in the MAP-T domain  . . . 21
     10.4. Compatibility with other NAT64 solutions . . . . . . . . . 21
   11. IANA Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
   12. Security Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
   13. Contributors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
   14. Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
   15. References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
     15.1. Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
     15.2. Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
   Appendix A.  Examples of MAP-T translation . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
   Appendix B.  Port mapping algorithm  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30



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   Authors' Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30


















































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1.  Introduction

   Experiences from initial IPv6-only deployments indicate that
   successful transitions to IPv6 can happen while allowing for
   continued support of legacy IPv4 users connected at the boundaries of
   that IPv6 domain.  This requires the ability to support shared IPv4
   address use, while using IPv6 transport and operational practices in
   the domain in a manner that ultimately minimizes to the operator any
   differences between IPv6 and IPv4 users connected to that domain.
   The use of an double NAT64 translation based solutions, which
   transform IPv4 to IPv6 traffic at domain boundaries, is an optimal
   way to address these requirements, especially in combination with
   stateless translation techniques that seek to minimize operational
   challenges outlined in [I-D.ietf-softwire-stateless-4v6-motivation].

   The Mapping of Address and Port - Translation (MAP-T) solution
   specified in this document is such a double NAT64 based solution,
   that builds on existing stateless NAT64 techniques specified in
   [RFC6145], along with a stateless algorithmic address & transport
   layer port mapping scheme, to allow the sharing of IPv4 addresses
   across an IPv6 network.  The MAP-T solution is closely related to
   MAP-E [I-D.ietf-softwire-map], with both utilizing the same address
   and port mapping method, but differing in their choice of IPv6 domain
   transport, i.e.  Translation [RFC6145] for MAP-T and encapsulation
   [RFC2473] for MAP-E.  The translation mode is deemed particularly
   useful for environments where the encapsulation overhead, or IPv6
   oriented practices (e.g. use of IPv6 only servers, or IPv6 traffic
   classification) requirements, or both of these factors, contribute to
   an encapsulation solution being not attractive.  These scenarios are
   presented in [I-D.maglione-softwire-map-t-scenarios]

   A companion document, applicable to both MAP-T and MAP-E, defines the
   DHCPv6 options for MAP provisioning
   [I-D.mdt-softwire-map-dhcp-option].


2.  Conventions

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
   document are to be interpreted as described in RFC 2119 [RFC2119].


3.  Terminology







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   MAP domain:             One or more MAP CEs and BRs connected to the
                           same IPv6 network sharing a common MAP Rule
                           set.  A service provider may deploy a single
                           MAP domain, or may utilize multiple MAP
                           domains.

   MAP Rule:               A set of parameters describing the mapping
                           between an IPv4 prefix, IPv4 address or
                           shared IPv4 address and an IPv6 prefix or
                           address.  Each MAP domain uses a different
                           mapping rule set.

   MAP node:               A device that implements MAP.

   MAP Border Relay (BR):  A MAP enabled router managed by the service
                           provider at the edge of a MAP domain.  A
                           Border Relay router has at least an IPv6-
                           enabled interface and an IPv4 interface
                           connected to the native IPv4 network.  A MAP
                           BR may also be referred to simply as a "BR"
                           within the context of MAP.

   MAP Customer Edge (CE): A device functioning as a Customer Edge
                           router in a MAP deployment.  A typical MAP CE
                           adopting MAP rules will serve a residential
                           site with one WAN side interface, and one or
                           more LAN side interfaces.  A MAP CE may also
                           be referred to simply as a "CE" within the
                           context of MAP.

   Port-set:               Each node has a separate part of the
                           transport layer port space; denoted as a
                           port-set.

   Port-set ID (PSID):     Algorithmically identifies a set of ports
                           exclusively assigned to the CE.

   Shared IPv4 address:    An IPv4 address that is shared among multiple
                           CEs.  Only ports that belong to the assigned
                           port-set can be used for communication.  Also
                           known as a Port-Restricted IPv4 address.

   End-user IPv6 prefix:   The IPv6 prefix assigned to an End-user CE by
                           other means than MAP itself.  E.g.
                           Provisioned using DHCPv6 PD [RFC3633],
                           assigned via SLAAC [RFC4862], or configured
                           manually.  It is unique for each CE.




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   MAP IPv6 address:       The IPv6 address used to reach the MAP
                           function of a CE from other CEs and from BRs.

   Rule IPv6 prefix:       An IPv6 prefix assigned by a Service Provider
                           for a MAP rule.

   Rule IPv4 prefix:       An IPv4 prefix assigned by a Service Provider
                           for a MAP rule.

   Embedded Address (EA) bits:  The IPv4 EA-bits in the IPv6 address
                           identify an IPv4 prefix/address (or part
                           thereof) or a shared IPv4 address (or part
                           thereof) and a port-set identifier.


4.  Architecture

   Figure 1 depicts the overall MAP-T architecture, which sees any
   number of IPv4 users (N and M used as examples), connected by means
   of MAP-T CEs to an IPv6 network that is equipped with one or more
   MAP-T BR.  The CEs and BRs form the MAP-T Domain, by means of
   configuration that they share.

   Functionally the MAP-T CE and BR utilize and extend some well
   established technical building blocks to allow the IPv4 users to
   correspond with nodes on the Public IPv4 network, or IPv6 network as
   follows:

   o  A regular (NAT44) NAPT [RFC2663] function on a MAP CE is extended
      with support for restricting the allowable TCP/UDP ports for a
      given IPv4 address.  The IPv4 address and port range used are
      determined by the MAP provisioning process and identical to MAP-E
      [I-D.ietf-softwire-map].

   o  A standard stateless NAT64 function [RFC6145] is extended to allow
      stateless mapping of IPv4 and transport layer port ranges to IPv6
      address space.  This algorithmic mapping is specified in section
      5.













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         User N
       Private IPv4
      |  Network
      |
   O--+---------------O
   |  | MAP-T CE      |
   | +-----+--------+ |
   | NAPT44|  MAP-T | |
   | +-----+      | |  -._   ,-------.                     .------.
   |       +--------+ |   ,-'         `-.                ,-'       `-.
   O------------------O  /              \   O---------O /   Public   \
                         /   IPv6 only   \  |  MAP-T  |/     IPv4     \
                        (    Network      --+  Border +-   Network     )
                         \               /  |  Relay  |\              /
   O------------------O  \              /   O---------O \             /
   |    MAP-T CE      |   ;".         ,-'                `-.       ,-'
   | +-----+--------+ | ,"   `----+--'                      ------'
   | NAPT44|  MAP-T | |,          |
   | +-----+        | |        IPv6 node(s)
   |   |   +--------+ |         (w/ v4 mapped
   O---.--------------O          address)
       |
         User M
       Private IPv4
         Network

                       Figure 1: MAP-T Architecture

   Each MAP-T CE is configured by means of MAP procedures with an IPv4
   address and port-range, and is responsible for translating between a
   given users' private IPv4 space and the CE's MAP derived IPv4
   address, as well as adapting traffic between IPv4 and IPv6 using
   NAT64 procedures that are in accordance with the MAP Rules applicable
   for a given domain.  The MAP procedures can operate with CE's using a
   shared IPv4 address, full IPv4 addresses or IPv4 prefixes, and place
   no assumption on the IPv6 addressing, other than an IPv6 prefix of
   adequate size being allocated.

   The MAP-T BR is responsible for connecting one or more MAP-T domains
   to external IPv4 networks, using stateless NAT64 as extended by the
   MAP rules in this document, to relay traffic between the two.

   The intended role for NAT64 technology in the architecture is two
   fold.  Firstly, it is intended to allow the IPv6 network to focus on
   IPv6 operational procedures with minimal consideration of IPv4-only
   nodes attached to the domain.  Secondly, it is intended to allow
   IPv4-only nodes to correspond directly with IPv6-only nodes, provided
   they have an IPv4 mapped IPv6 address belonging to the IPv6 prefix



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   assigned to the MAP-T domain (as per [RFC6052]).

   The detailed operation of the above mechanism is governed by means of
   MAP Rules and an address+port mapping algorithm covered in Section 5.
   Section 7 describes how the mechanism is used for packet forwarding
   operations.


5.  Mapping Rules

   A MAP node is provisioned with one or more mapping rules that govern
   the way an IPv4 address and port are mapped between the IPv4 and IPv6
   domains, as well specific or default forwarding behaviour.  Three
   specific types of mapping rules are defined:

   1.  Basic Mapping Rule (BMR) - used for determining the CE's IPv4
       address and/or port set, as well as determining the MAP IPv6
       address that the CE is to use.  For a given end-user IPv6 prefix
       there can be only one BMR.  The BMR is defined out of the
       following parameters:

       *  Rule IPv6 prefix (including prefix length)

       *  Rule IPv4 prefix (including prefix length)

       *  Rule EA-bits length (in bits)

   2.  Forwarding Mapping Rule - used for setting up forwarding between
       CEs in the MAP domain (a.k.a.  Mesh mode).  Each Forwarding
       Mapping Rule will result in an entry in the mapping rules table
       for the Rule IPv4 prefix + a given port range, i.e.  Specific
       IPv4 + port routes.The FMR consists of the following parameters,
       which are shared with the BMR:

       *  Rule IPv6 prefix (including prefix length)

       *  Rule IPv4 prefix (including prefix length)

       *  Rule EA-bits length (in bits)

   3.  Default Mapping Rule - used for mapping and forwarding to
       destinations outside the MAP domain, i.e. a default route for the
       MAP domain leading to the MAP BR.  It consists of:

       *  The Pv6 prefix (including length) of the

       *  Rule BR IPv4 address (Optional - can be used for testing a
          BR's reachability)



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   By default, every MAP node belonging to a MAP domain node, MUST be
   provisioned with a Basic Mapping Rule (BMR).  A MAP node finds its
   Basic Mapping Rule by doing a longest match between the End-user IPv6
   prefix and the Rule IPv6 prefix in the Mapping Rules table.  The rule
   is then used for IPv4 prefix, address or shared address assignment.

   A MAP IPv6 address is formed from the BMR Rule IPv6 prefix.  This
   address MUST be assigned to an interface of the MAP node and is used
   to terminate all MAP traffic being sent or received to the node.

   Port-aware IPv4 entries in the Rules table are installed for all the
   Forwarding Mapping Rules and an default route to the MAP BR as per
   the DMR (see section Section 5).  While there can be only one Default
   Mapping Rule within a MAP domain, however there can be multiple BR's
   operating on that rule.

   Forwarding rules are used to allow direct communication between MAP
   CEs, known as mesh mode.  In hub and spoke mode, there are no
   forwarding rules, and all traffic is forwarded from the CE to the BR
   by means of the DMR.

   The following subsections specify the MAP algorithm and its use of
   Rules.

5.1.  Port mapping algorithm

   The port mapping algorithm is used in domains whose BMR allows IPv4
   address sharing.

   The simplest way to represent a port range is using a notation
   similar to CIDR [RFC4632].  For example the first 256 ports are
   represented as port prefix 0.0/8.  The last 256 ports as 255.0/8.  In
   hexadecimal, 0x0000/8 (PSID = 0) and 0xFF00/8 (PSID = 0xFF).  Using
   this technique, but wishing to avoid allocating the system ports
   [I-D.ietf-tsvwg-iana-ports] to a give CE, one would have to exclude
   the use of one or more PSIDs (e.g., PSIDs 0 to 3 in the example just
   given).

   As will be seen shortly, the PSID forms a portion of the End-user
   IPv6 prefix.  To minimise dependencies between the End-user IPv6
   prefix and the assigned port set, it is desirable to minimize the
   restrictions on the possible PSID values.  This is achieved by using
   an infix representation of the port value.  Using such a
   representation, the well-known ports are excluded by restrictions on
   the value of the first bit field (A) rather than the PSID.

   The infix algorithm allocates ports to a given CE as a series of
   contiguous ranges spaced at regular intervals throughout the complete



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   range of possible port set values.


                        0                   1
                        0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6
                        +-------+-----------+-----------+
          Ports in      |   A   |    PSID   |     M     |
       the CE port set  |  > 0  |           | any value |
                        +-------+-----------+-----------+
                        |a bits |  k bits   |  m bits   |

                              Figure 2: PSID

   A  Selects the range of the port number.  For a > 0, A MUST be larger
      than 0.  This ensures that the algorithm excludes the system
      ports.  For this value of a, the system ports, but no others, are
      excluded by requiring that A be greater than 0.  For smaller
      values of a, A still has to be greater than 0, but this excludes
      ports above 1023.  For larger values of a, the minimum value of A
      has to be higher to exclude all the system ports.  The interval
      between successive contiguous ranges assigned to the same user is
      2^a.

   a-bits  The number of offset bits.  The default Offset bits (a) are:
      6.  To simplify the port mapping algorithm the defaults are chosen
      so that the PSID field starts on a nibble boundary and the
      excluded port range (0-1023) is extended to 0-4095.

   PSID  The Port Set Identifier.  Different Port-Set Identifiers (PSID)
      MUST have non-overlapping port-sets.

   k-bits  The length in bits of the PSID field.  The sharing ratio is
      k^2.  The number of ports assigned to the user is 2^(16-k) - 2^m
      (excluded ports)

   M  Selects the specific port within the particular range specified by
      the concatenation of A and the PSID.

   m bits  The contiguous port size, i.e. the number of contiguous ports
      allocated to a given PSID.  The number of contiguous ports is
      given by 2^m.

5.2.  Basic mapping rule (BMR)

   The Basic Mapping Rule is mandatory, and is used by the CE to derive
   its IPv4 prefix, IPv4 address or shared IPv4 address and associated
   port-range in conjunction with the information in the end-user IPv6
   prefix.  Recall from Section 5 that the BMR consists of the following



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   parameters:

   o  Rule IPv6 prefix, of a length n.

   o  Rule IPv4 prefix, of a length r.

   o  Rule EA-bits of length o.

   Figure 3 shows the structure of the complete MAP IPv6 address of a CE
   as specified in this document, and its relation to the information
   contained in the BMR and End-user IP6 prefix.  A MAP CE IPv6 address
   is created by concatenating the End-user IPv6 prefix with the MAP
   subnet-id (if the End-user IPv6 prefix is shorter than 64 bits) and
   the interface ID as specified in Section 5.5.  The MAP subnet ID is
   defined to be the first subnet (all bits set to zero).  For End-user
   IPv6 prefixes longer than 64 bits, no subnet id is used.




    |     n bits         |  o bits   | s bits  |   128-n-o-s bits      |
    +--------------------+-----------+---------+------------+----------+
    |  Rule IPv6 prefix  |  EA bits  |subnet ID|     interface ID      |
    +--------------------+-----------+---------+-----------------------+
    |<---  End-user IPv6 prefix  --->|


                       Figure 3: IPv6 address format

   The MAP CE's IPv4 address + port set id are determined by
   concatenating the information in the BMR, the r bits of the Rule IPv4
   prefix, with o bits of information, termed the EA-bits, derived from
   the End-user IPv6 prefix that is assigned to the CE.

   The n bit Rule IPv6 prefix, expressed in the BMR, is the part of the
   End-user IPv6 prefix that is common among all CEs using the same
   Basic Mapping Rule within the MAP domain.  Similarly, the Rule IPv4
   prefix of length r is the IPv4 prefix common among all CEs using the
   same BMR within the MAP domain.  The combination of Rule IPv4 prefix
   r, with the EA bits of length o, which is unique for a given CE,
   encodes the CE's IPv4 address and port set-id, if present.  An EA-bit
   length of 0 signifies that all relevant MAP IPv4 addressing
   information is passed directly in the BMR, and not derived from the
   End-user IPv6 prefix.  Examples of these and other cases are given in
   Appendix A.

   For a given BMR, if o + r < 32 (length of the IPv4 address in bits),
   then an IPv4 prefix is being intended for use by the BMR.  This case



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   is shown in Figure 4.



                   |   r bits    |        p bits       |
                   +-------------+---------------------+
                   |  Rule IPv4  | IPv4 Address suffix |
                   +-------------+---------------------+
                   |           < 32 bits               |

                           Figure 4: IPv4 prefix

   If o + r is equal to 32, then a full IPv4 address is to be assigned.
   The address is created by concatenating the Rule IPv4 prefix and the
   EA-bits.  This case is shown in Figure 5.



                   |   r bits    |        p bits       |
                   +-------------+---------------------+
                   |  Rule IPv4  | IPv4 Address suffix |
                   +-------------+---------------------+
                   |            32 bits                |


                      Figure 5: Complete IPv4 address

   If o + r is > 32, then a shared IPv4 address is to be assigned.  The
   number of IPv4 address suffix bits (p) in the EA bits is given by 32
   - r bits.  The PSID bits are used to create a port-set.  The length
   of the PSID bit field within EA bits is: q = o - p.



        |   r bits    |        p bits       |         |   q bits   |
        +-------------+---------------------+         +------------+
        |  Rule IPv4  | IPv4 Address suffix |         |Port-Set ID |
        +-------------+---------------------+         +------------+
        |            32 bits                |


                       Figure 6: Shared IPv4 address

   It should be noted that the length r MAY be zero, in which case the
   complete IPv4 address or prefix is encoded in the EA bits.  Similarly
   the length of o MAY, in which case no part of the CE's IPv6 end-user
   prefix is used to derive the CE's IPv4 address.  To create a complete
   IPv4 address (or prefix), the IPv4 address suffix (p) from the EA



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   bits, is concatenated with the Rule IPv4 prefix (r bits).

   The BMR is provisioned to the CE by means (e.g. a DHCPv6 option) not
   specified in this document.

   See Appendix A for an example of the Basic Mapping Rule.

5.3.  Forwarding mapping rule (FMR)

   The Forwarding Mapping Rule is an optional rule used in mesh mode to
   enable direct CE to CE connectivity.

   The processing of an FMR rule results in a route entry being
   installed in a rules table on the processing MAP device for the IPv4
   Rule prefix and any associated port range.  The "next hop" of such a
   route is the MAP transformation defined by the rule's key elements:

   o  The Rule IPv6 prefix, of a length n.

   o  The Rule IPv4 prefix, of a length r.

   o  The Rule EA-bits of length o.

   On forwarding an IPv4 packet, a best matching prefix look up is done
   in the rules table and the correct FMR is chosen.  The IPv6
   destination address is derived from the destination IPv4 + port in
   combination with the rule's parameters as exemplified in Figure 7.
























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   |        32 bits           |         |    16 bits        |
   +--------------------------+         +-------------------+
   | IPv4 destination address |         |  IPv4 dest port   |
   +--------------------------+         +-------------------+
                   :          :           ___/       :
                   | p bits   |          /  q bits   :
                   +----------+         +------------+
                   |IPv4  sufx|         |Port-Set ID |
                   +----------+         +------------+
                   \          /    ____/    ________/
                     \       :  __/   _____/
                       \     : /     /
   |     n bits         |  o bits   | s bits  |   128-n-o-s bits      |
   +--------------------+-----------+---------+------------+----------+
   |  Rule IPv6 prefix  |  EA bits  |subnet ID|     interface ID      |
   +--------------------+-----------+---------+-----------------------+
   |<---  End-user IPv6 prefix  --->|


                  Figure 7: Deriving of MAP IPv6 address

   See Appendix A for an example of the Forwarding Mapping Rule.

5.4.  Default mapping rule (DMR)

   IPv4 traffic between MAP-T nodes that are all within one MAP domain
   is translated to IPv6, with the senders MAP IPv6 address as the IPv6
   source address and the receiving MAP node's MAP IPv6 address as the
   IPv6 destination address.  To reach destinations outside the MAP-T
   domain and/or for the case when the MAP domain is defined to be
   composed out of a single CE and BR, the Default Mapping rule is used.
   The DMR is specified in terms of the BR IPv6 prefix that MAP-T CEs
   will use for mapping an IPv4 destination address.


    Default Mapping Rule:
         {2001:db8:0001::/Prefix-length (Rule IPv6 prefix),
          0.0.0.0/0 (Rule IPv4 prefix)}

                       Example: Default Mapping Rule

   It is recommended that the BR prefix-length SHOULD be by default 64
   bits long, and in any case MUST NOT exceed 96 bits.  The mapping of
   the IPv4 destination behind the IPv6 prefix will by default follow
   the /64 rule as per [RFC6052].  Any trailing bits after the IPv4
   address are set to 0x0.





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5.5.  The IPv6 Interface Identifier

   The Interface identifier format of a MAP node is described below.



   |        128-n-o-s bits            |
   | 16 bits|    32 bits     | 16 bits|
   +--------+----------------+--------+
   |   0    |  IPv4 address  |  PSID  |
   +--------+----------------+--------+


                                 Figure 8

   In the case of an IPv4 prefix, the IPv4 address field is right-padded
   with zeros up to 32 bits.  The PSID field is left-padded to create a
   16 bit field.  For an IPv4 prefix or a complete IPv4 address, the
   PSID field is zero.

   If the End-user IPv6 prefix length is larger than 64, the most
   significant parts of the interface identifier is overwritten by the
   prefix.


6.  MAP-T Configuration

   For a given MAP domain, the BR and CE MUST be configured with the
   following MAP elements.  The configured values for these elements are
   identical for all CEs and BRs within a given MAP domain.

   o  The Basic Mapping Rule and optionally the Forwarding Mapping
      Rules, including the Rule IPv6 prefix, Rule IPv4 prefix, and
      Length of EA bits

   o  Hub and spoke mode or Mesh mode.  (If all traffic should be sent
      to the BR, or if direct CE to CE traffic should be supported).

   o  Use of Translation mode (MAP-T)

   o  The BR's IPv6 prefix used in the DMR

   The MAP-T CE and BR configuration is the same as for MAP-E described
   in Section 7 of [I-D.ietf-softwire-map] except for two differences:

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   o  Use of the BR's IPv6 prefix instead of address

6.1.  MAP CE

   The MAP elements are set to values that are the same across all CEs
   within a MAP domain.  The values may be configured in a variety of
   manners, including provisioning methods such as the Broadband Forum's
   "TR-69" Residential Gateway management interface, an XML-based object
   retrieved after IPv6 connectivity is established, DHCPv6, or manual
   configuration by an administrator.  This document does not prescribe
   any of these methods, but recommends that a MAP CE SHOULD implement
   DHCPv6 options as per [I-D.mdt-softwire-map-dhcp-option].  Other
   configuration and management methods may use the format described by
   this option for consistency and convenience of implementation on CEs
   that support multiple configuration methods.

   The only remaining provisioning information the CE requires in order
   to calculate the MAP IPv4 address and enable IPv4 connectivity is the
   IPv6 prefix for the CE.  The End-user IPv6 prefix is configured as
   part of obtaining IPv6 Internet access, and requires no special
   handling.

   The MAP provisioning parameters, and hence the IPv4 service itself,
   is tied to the End-user IPv6 prefix; thus, the MAP service is also
   tied to this in terms of authorization, accounting, etc.  The MAP
   IPv4 address, prefix or shared IPv4 address and port set has the same
   lifetime as its associated End-user IPv6 prefix.

   A single MAP CE MAY be connected to more than one MAP domain, just as
   any router may have more than one IPv4-enabled service provider
   facing interface and more than one set of associated addresses
   assigned by DHCPv6.  Each domain a given CE operates within would
   require its own set of MAP configuration elements and would generate
   its own IPv4 address.  The MAP DHCPv6 option is specified in
   [I-D.mdt-softwire-map-dhcp-option]

6.2.  MAP BR

   The MAP BR MUST be configured with the same MAP elements as the MAP
   CEs operating within the same domain.

   For increased reliability and load balancing, the BR IPv6 prefix MAY
   be shared across a given MAP domain.  As MAP is stateless, any BR may
   be used at any time.

   Since MAP uses provider address space, no specific routes need to be
   advertised externally for MAP to operate, neither in IPv6 nor IPv4
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   provider's IGP.


7.  MAP-T Packet Forwarding

   The end-end packet flow in MAP-T involves an IPv4 or IPv6 packet
   being forwarded across one or both of a CE and a BR, in one of two
   directions in for each such case.

7.1.  IPv4 to IPv6 at the CE

   A MAP-T CE receiving IPv4 packets SHOULD perform NAPT NAT44 function,
   and create any necessary NAT44 bindings.  The NAT'ed IPv4 packet's
   source address and port MUST correspond to the source IPv4 address
   and source transport port number computed to belong to the CE by
   means of the MAP Basic Mapping Rule (BMR).

   The resulting IPv4 packet is subject to a longest IPv4 address + port
   match MAP rule selection, which then determines the parameters for
   the subsequent NAT64 operation.  By default, all traffic is matched
   to the default mapping rule (DMR), and subject to the stateless NAT64
   operation using the DMR parameters for the MAP algorithm and NAT64.
   Packets matching destinations covered by any (optional) forward
   mapping rules (FMRs) are subject to the stateless NAT64 operation
   using the FMR parameters for the MAP algorithm and stateless NAT64.

   A MAP-T CE MUST support a default mapping rule and SHOULD support one
   or more forward mapping rules.

7.2.  IPv6 to IPv4 at the CE

   A MAP-T CE receiving an IPv6 packet performs its regular IPv6
   operations (filtering, pre-routing, etc).  Only packets that are
   addressed to the CE's MAP-T addresses, and with source addresses
   matching the IPv6 map-rule prefixes of a DMR or FMR, are processed by
   the MAP-T CE.  All other IPv6 traffic SHOULD be forwarded as per the
   CE's IPv6 routing rules.  The CE SHOULD check that MAP-T received
   packets' destination transport-layer destination port number is in
   the range allowed for by the CE's MAP BMR configuration.  The CE
   SHOULD drop any non conforming packet and respond with an ICMPv6
   "Address Unreachable" (Type 1, Code 3).  For packets whose source
   address matches an FMR, the CE SHOULD perform a check of consistency
   of the source against the allowed values from the source port-range.
   If the packets' source port number is found to be outside the range
   allowed, the CE MUST drop the packet and SHOULD respond with an
   ICMPv6 "Destination Unreachable, Source address failed ingress/egress
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   For each MAP-T processed packet, the CE's NAT64 function MUST derive
   the IPv4 source and destination addresses.  The IPv4 destination
   address is derived by extracting relevant information from the IPv6
   destination and the information stored in the BMR as per Section 5.2
   of this document.  The IPv4 source address is formed by classifying
   the packet's source as matching a DMR or FMR rule prefix, and then
   using that NAT64 rule-set, as per Section 5.4 or Section 5.3
   respectively.

   The resulting IPv4 packet is then forwarded to the CE's NAPT NAT44
   function, where the destination IPv4 address and port number MUST be
   mapped to their original value, before being forwarded according to
   the CE's regular IPv4 rules.  When the NAPT function is not enabled,
   the traffic from the stateless NAT64 function is directly forwarded
   according to the CE's IPv4 rules.

7.3.  IPv6 to IPv4 at the BR

   A MAP-T BR receiving IPv6 packets MUST select a matching MAP rule
   based on a longest address match of the packets' source address
   against the BR's configured MAP Rules.  In combination with the port-
   set-id contained in the packet's source IPv6 address, the selected
   MAP rule allows the BR to verify that the CE is using its allowed
   address and port range.  Thus, the BR MUST perform a validation of
   the consistency of the source against the allowed values from the
   identified port-range.  If the packets' source port number is found
   to be outside the range allowed, the BR MUST drop the packet and
   respond with an ICMPv6 "Destination Unreachable, Source address
   failed ingress/egress policy" (Type 1, Code 5).

   When constructing the IPv4 packet, the BR MUST derive the source and
   destination IPv4 addresses as per Section 5 of this document and
   translate the IPv6 to IPv4 headers as per [RFC6145].  The resulting
   IPv4 packets are then passed to regular IPv4 forwarding.

7.4.  IPv4 to IPv6 at the BR

   A MAP-T BR receiving IPv4 packets uses a longest match IPv4 +
   transport layer port lookup to identify the target MAP-T domain and
   rule.  The MAP-T BR MUST then compute the IPv6 destination addresses
   from the IPv4 destination address and port as per Section 5.2 of this
   document.  The MAP-T BR MUST also compute the IPv6 source addresses
   from the IPv4 source address as per Section 5.4 (i.e.  It needs to
   form an IPv6 mapped IPv4 address using the BR's DMR prefix).
   Throughout the generic IPv4 to IPv6 header procedures following
   [RFC6145] apply.  The resulting IPv6 packets are then passed to
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   Note that the operation of a BR when forwarding to MAP-T domains that
   are defined without IPv4 address sharing is the same as stateless
   NAT64 IPv4/IPv6 translation.


8.  ICMP Handling

   ICMP messages supported in the MAP-T domain needs to take into
   consideration also the NAPT component and best current practice
   documented in [RFC5508] along with some additional specific
   considerations.

   MAP-T CEs and BRs MUST follow ICMP/ICMPv6 translation as per
   [RFC6145], with the following extension to cover the address sharing/
   port-range feature.

   Unlike TCP and UDP, which provide two transport protocol port fields
   to represent both source and destination, the ICMP/ICMPv6 [RFC0792],
   [RFC4443] Query message header has only one ID field which needs to
   be used to identify a sending IPv4 host.

   When receiving IPv4 ICMP messages, the MAP-T CE MUST rewrite the ID
   field to a port value derived from the Port-set-id.  A BR MUST
   translate the resulting ICMPv6 packets back to ICMP preserving the ID
   field on its way to an IPv4 destination.

   In the return path, when MAP-T BR receives an ICMP packet containing
   an ID field which is bound for a shared address in the MAP-T domain,
   the MAP-T BR SHOULD use the ID value as a substitute for the
   destination port in determining the IPv6 destination address.  In all
   other cases, the MAP-T BR MUST derive the destination IPv6 address by
   simply mapping the destination IPv4 address without additional port
   info.

   If a MAP BR receives an ICMP error message on its IPv4 interface, the
   MAP BR should translate the ICMP message to an appropriate ICMPv6
   message, as per [RFC6145] and forward it to the intended MAP CE with
   the following considerations.  If IPv4 address is not shared, the MAP
   BR generates a CE IPv6 address from the IPv4 destination address in
   the ICMP error message and encapsulates the ICMP message in IPv6.  If
   the IPv4 address is shared, the MAP BR derives an original IPv4
   packet from the ICMP payload and generates a CE IPv6 address from the
   source address and the source port in the original IPv4 packet.


9.  Fragmentation and Path MTU Discovery

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   maximum packet size is relevant for the operation of any system
   connecting the two address families.  There are three mechanisms to
   handle this issue: Path MTU discovery (PMTUD), fragmentation, and
   transport-layer negotiation such as the TCP Maximum Segment Size
   (MSS) option [RFC0897].  MAP uses all three mechanisms to deal with
   different cases.

9.1.  Fragmentation in the MAP domain

   Translating an IPv4 packet to carry it across the MAP domain will
   increase its size by 20 bytes respectively.  It is strongly
   recommended that the MTU in the MAP domain is well managed and that
   the IPv6 MTU on the CE WAN side interface is set so that no
   fragmentation occurs within the boundary of the MAP domain.

   Fragmentation in MAP-T domain is to be handled as described in
   section 4 and 5 of [RFC6145].

9.2.  Receiving IPv4 Fragments on the MAP domain borders

   Forwarding of an IPv4 packet received from the outside of the MAP
   domain requires the IPv4 destination address and the transport
   protocol destination port.  The transport protocol information is
   only available in the first fragment received.  As described in
   section 5.3.3 of [RFC6346] a MAP node receiving an IPv4 fragmented
   packet from outside has to reassemble the packet before sending the
   packet onto the MAP link.  If the first packet received contains the
   transport protocol information, it is possible to optimize this
   behavior by using a cache and forwarding the fragments unchanged.  A
   description of this algorithm is outside the scope of this document.

9.3.  Sending IPv4 fragments to the outside

   If two IPv4 host behind two different MAP CE's with the same IPv4
   address sends fragments to an IPv4 destination host outside the
   domain.  Those hosts may use the same IPv4 fragmentation identifier,
   resulting in incorrect reassembly of the fragments at the destination
   host.  Given that the IPv4 fragmentation identifier is a 16 bit
   field, it could be used similarly to port ranges.  A MAP CE SHOULD
   rewrite the IPv4 fragmentation identifier to be within its allocated
   port set.


10.  Usage Considerations







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10.1.  EA-bit length set to 0

   The MAP solution supports use and configuration of domains with a BMR
   having an EA-bit length is set to 0.  This results in independence
   between the end-user IPv6 prefix assigned to the CE and the IPv4
   address and/or port-range used by MAP.

   The constraint imposed is that each such MAP domain be composed of
   just 1 MAP CE which has a predetermined IPv6 prefix, i.e.  The BR
   would be configured with a rule-set per CPE, where the FMR would
   uniquely describe the IPv6 prefix of a given CE.  Each CE would have
   a distinct BMR, that would fully describe that CE's IPv4 address, and
   PSID if any.

10.2.  Mesh and Hub and spoke modes

   The hub and spoke mode of communication, whereby all traffic sent by
   a MAP-T CE is forwarded via a BR, and the mesh mode, whereby a CE is
   directly able to forward traffic to another CE in the same MAP-T
   domain, are governed by the activation of a Basic Mapping Rule as a
   Forward Mapping Rule, and/or the configuration of additional FMRs.
   By default, a MAP CE will interpret its BMR only to configure its
   IPv4 parameters and IPv6 MAP address.  The enable mesh-mode in a
   domain, an FMR containing the equivalent information of the domain's
   BMR needs to be created and used to configure the CEs.

10.3.  Communication with IPv6 servers in the MAP-T domain

   By default, MAP-T allows communication between both IPv4-only and any
   IPv6 enabled devices, as well as with native IPv6-only servers
   provided that the servers are configured with an IPv4-mapped IPv6
   address using the DMR IPv6 prefix in the MAP-T domain.  Such IPv6
   servers (e.g. an HTTP server, or a web content cache device) are thus
   able to serve both IPv6 users as well as IPv4-only users users alike
   utilizing IPv6.  Any such IPv6-only servers SHOULD have both A and
   AAAA records in DNS [RFC6219].  DNS64 [RFC6147] become required only
   when IPv6 servers in the MAP-T domain are expected themselves to
   initiate communication to external IPv4-only hosts.

10.4.  Compatibility with other NAT64 solutions

   A MAP-T CE, is by default compatible with [RFC6146] stateful NAT64
   devices that are placed to use/advertise the BR prefix.  This in
   effect allows the use of MAP-T CEs in environments that need to
   perform statistical multiplexing of IPv4 addresses, while utilizing
   stateful NAT64 devices, and can take the role of a CLAT as defined in
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   Furthermore, a MAP-T CE configured to operate without address sharing
   (no PSID) is compatible with any stateless NAT64 devices positioned
   as BRs.


11.  IANA Considerations

   This specification does not require any IANA actions.


12.  Security Considerations

   Spoofing attacks:  With consistency checks between IPv4 and IPv6
      sources that are performed on IPv4/IPv6 packets received by MAP
      nodes, MAP does not introduce any new opportunity for spoofing
      attacks that would not already exist in IPv6.

   Denial-of-service attacks:  In MAP domains where IPv4 addresses are
      shared, the fact that IPv4 datagram reassembly may be necessary
      introduces an opportunity for DOS attacks.  This is inherent to
      address sharing, and is common with other address sharing
      approaches such as DS-Lite and NAT64/DNS64.  The best protection
      against such attacks is to accelerate IPv6 enablement in both
      clients and servers so that, where MAP is supported, it is less
      and less used.

   Routing-loop attacks:  This attack may exist in some automatic
      tunneling scenarios are documented in [RFC6324].  They cannot
      exist with MAP because each BRs checks that the IPv6 source
      address of a received IPv6 packet is a CE address based on
      Forwarding Mapping Rule.

   Attacks facilitated by restricted port set:  From hosts that are not
      subject to ingress filtering of [RFC2827], some attacks are
      possible by an attacker injecting spoofed packets during ongoing
      transport connections ([RFC4953], [RFC5961], [RFC6056].  The
      attacks depend on guessing which ports are currently used by
      target hosts, and using an unrestricted port set is preferable,
      i.e.  Using native IPv6 connections that are not subject to MAP
      port range restrictions.  To minimize this type of attacks when
      using a restricted port set, the MAP CE's NAT44 filtering behavior
      SHOULD be "Address-Dependent Filtering".  Furthermore, the MAP CEs
      SHOULD use a DNS transport proxy function to handle DNS traffic,
      and source such traffic from IPv6 interfaces not assigned to
      MAP-T.  Practicalities of these methods are discussed in Section
      5.9 of [I-D.dec-stateless-4v6].

   [RFC6269] outlines general issues with IPv4 address sharing.



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13.  Contributors

   The following individuals authored major contribution to this
   document:

   Chongfeng Xie (China Telecom) Room 708, No.118, Xizhimennei Street
   Beijing 100035 CN Phone: +86-10-58552116 Email: xiechf@ctbri.com.cn

   Qiong Sun (China Telecom) Room 708, No.118, Xizhimennei Street
   Beijing 100035 CN Phone: +86-10-58552936 Email: sunqiong@ctbri.com.cn

   Rajiv Asati (Cisco Systems) 7025-6 Kit Creek Road Research Triangle
   Park NC 27709 USA Email: rajiva@cisco.com

   Gang Chen (China Mobile) 53A,Xibianmennei Ave. Beijing 100053
   P.R.China Email: chengang@chinamobile.com

   Wentao Shang (CERNET Center/Tsinghua University) Room 225, Main
   Building, Tsinghua University Beijing 100084 CN Email:
   wentaoshang@gmail.com

   Guoliang Han (CERNET Center/Tsinghua University) Room 225, Main
   Building, Tsinghua University Beijing 100084 CN Email:
   bupthgl@gmail.com

   Yu Zhai CERNET Center/Tsinghua University Room 225, Main Building,
   Tsinghua University Beijing 100084 CN Email: jacky.zhai@gmail.com


14.  Acknowledgements

   This document is based on the ideas of many.  In particular Remi
   Despres, who has tirelessly worked on generalized mechanisms for
   stateless address mapping.

   The authors would like to thank Mohamed Boucadair, Guillaume Gottard,
   Dan Wing, Jan Zorz, Necj Scoberne, Tina Tsou, , Gang Chen, Maoke
   Chen, Xiaohong Deng, Jouni Korhonen, Tomasz Mrugalski, Jacni Qin,
   Chunfa Sun, Qiong Sun, and Leaf Yeh for their review and comments.


15.  References

15.1.  Normative References

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




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   [RFC6052]  Bao, C., Huitema, C., Bagnulo, M., Boucadair, M., and X.
              Li, "IPv6 Addressing of IPv4/IPv6 Translators", RFC 6052,
              October 2010.

   [RFC6145]  Li, X., Bao, C., and F. Baker, "IP/ICMP Translation
              Algorithm", RFC 6145, April 2011.

   [RFC6346]  Bush, R., "The Address plus Port (A+P) Approach to the
              IPv4 Address Shortage", RFC 6346, August 2011.

15.2.  Informative References

   [I-D.dec-stateless-4v6]
              Dec, W., Asati, R., and H. Deng, "Stateless 4Via6 Address
              Sharing", draft-dec-stateless-4v6-04 (work in progress),
              October 2011.

   [I-D.ietf-softwire-map]
              Troan, O., Dec, W., Li, X., Bao, C., Matsushima, S.,
              Murakami, T., and T. Taylor, "Mapping of Address and Port
              with Encapsulation (MAP)", draft-ietf-softwire-map-07
              (work in progress), May 2013.

   [I-D.ietf-softwire-stateless-4v6-motivation]
              Boucadair, M., Matsushima, S., Lee, Y., Bonness, O.,
              Borges, I., and G. Chen, "Motivations for Carrier-side
              Stateless IPv4 over IPv6 Migration Solutions",
              draft-ietf-softwire-stateless-4v6-motivation-05 (work in
              progress), November 2012.

   [I-D.ietf-tsvwg-iana-ports]
              Cotton, M., Eggert, L., Touch, J., Westerlund, M., and S.
              Cheshire, "Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA)
              Procedures for the Management of the Service Name and
              Transport Protocol Port Number Registry",
              draft-ietf-tsvwg-iana-ports-10 (work in progress),
              February 2011.

   [I-D.maglione-softwire-map-t-scenarios]
              Maglione, R., Dec, W., Kuarsingh, V., and E. Mallette,
              "Use cases for MAP-T",
              draft-maglione-softwire-map-t-scenarios-02 (work in
              progress), June 2013.

   [I-D.mdt-softwire-map-dhcp-option]
              Mrugalski, T., Troan, O., Bao, C., and W. Dec, "DHCPv6
              Options for Mapping of Address and Port",
              draft-mdt-softwire-map-dhcp-option-03 (work in progress),



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              July 2012.

   [I-D.xli-behave-divi]
              Bao, C., Li, X., Zhai, Y., and W. Shang, "dIVI: Dual-
              Stateless IPv4/IPv6 Translation", draft-xli-behave-divi-05
              (work in progress), June 2013.

   [RFC0792]  Postel, J., "Internet Control Message Protocol", STD 5,
              RFC 792, September 1981.

   [RFC0897]  Postel, J., "Domain name system implementation schedule",
              RFC 897, February 1984.

   [RFC2473]  Conta, A. and S. Deering, "Generic Packet Tunneling in
              IPv6 Specification", RFC 2473, December 1998.

   [RFC2663]  Srisuresh, P. and M. Holdrege, "IP Network Address
              Translator (NAT) Terminology and Considerations",
              RFC 2663, August 1999.

   [RFC2827]  Ferguson, P. and D. Senie, "Network Ingress Filtering:
              Defeating Denial of Service Attacks which employ IP Source
              Address Spoofing", BCP 38, RFC 2827, May 2000.

   [RFC3633]  Troan, O. and R. Droms, "IPv6 Prefix Options for Dynamic
              Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) version 6", RFC 3633,
              December 2003.

   [RFC4443]  Conta, A., Deering, S., and M. Gupta, "Internet Control
              Message Protocol (ICMPv6) for the Internet Protocol
              Version 6 (IPv6) Specification", RFC 4443, March 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.

   [RFC4862]  Thomson, S., Narten, T., and T. Jinmei, "IPv6 Stateless
              Address Autoconfiguration", RFC 4862, September 2007.

   [RFC4953]  Touch, J., "Defending TCP Against Spoofing Attacks",
              RFC 4953, July 2007.

   [RFC5508]  Srisuresh, P., Ford, B., Sivakumar, S., and S. Guha, "NAT
              Behavioral Requirements for ICMP", BCP 148, RFC 5508,
              April 2009.

   [RFC5961]  Ramaiah, A., Stewart, R., and M. Dalal, "Improving TCP's
              Robustness to Blind In-Window Attacks", RFC 5961,



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              August 2010.

   [RFC6056]  Larsen, M. and F. Gont, "Recommendations for Transport-
              Protocol Port Randomization", BCP 156, RFC 6056,
              January 2011.

   [RFC6146]  Bagnulo, M., Matthews, P., and I. van Beijnum, "Stateful
              NAT64: Network Address and Protocol Translation from IPv6
              Clients to IPv4 Servers", RFC 6146, April 2011.

   [RFC6147]  Bagnulo, M., Sullivan, A., Matthews, P., and I. van
              Beijnum, "DNS64: DNS Extensions for Network Address
              Translation from IPv6 Clients to IPv4 Servers", RFC 6147,
              April 2011.

   [RFC6219]  Li, X., Bao, C., Chen, M., Zhang, H., and J. Wu, "The
              China Education and Research Network (CERNET) IVI
              Translation Design and Deployment for the IPv4/IPv6
              Coexistence and Transition", RFC 6219, May 2011.

   [RFC6269]  Ford, M., Boucadair, M., Durand, A., Levis, P., and P.
              Roberts, "Issues with IP Address Sharing", RFC 6269,
              June 2011.

   [RFC6324]  Nakibly, G. and F. Templin, "Routing Loop Attack Using
              IPv6 Automatic Tunnels: Problem Statement and Proposed
              Mitigations", RFC 6324, August 2011.

   [RFC6877]  Mawatari, M., Kawashima, M., and C. Byrne, "464XLAT:
              Combination of Stateful and Stateless Translation",
              RFC 6877, April 2013.


Appendix A.  Examples of MAP-T translation

















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   Example 1 - Basic Mapping Rule:


      Given the following MAP domain information and IPv6 end-user
      prefix assigned to a MAP CE:

      IPv6 prefix assigned to the end-user:  2001:db8:0012:3400::/56
      Basic Mapping Rule:  {2001:db8:0000::/40 (Rule IPv6 prefix),
         192.0.2.0/24 (Rule IPv4 prefix), 16 (Rule EA-bits length)}
      PSID length: (16 - (32 - 24) = 8. (Sharing ratio of 256)
      PSID offset:  6 (default)

      A MAP node (CE or BR) can via the BMR, or equivalent FMR,
      determine the IPv4 address and port-set as shown below:

      EA bits offset:  40
      IPv4 suffix bits (p)  Length of IPv4 address (32) - IPv4 prefix
         length (24) = 8
      IPv4 address  192.0.2.18 (0xc0000212)
      PSID start:  40 + p = 40 + 8 = 48
      PSID length (q):  o - p = (End-user prefix len -
         rule IPv6 prefix len) - p = (56 - 40) - 8 = 8
      PSID:  0x34

      Available ports (63 ranges) : 1232-1235, 2256-2259, ...... ,
                                       63696-63699, 64720-64723

      The BMR information allows a MAP CE to determine (complete)
      its IPv6 address within the indicated end-user IPv6 prefix.

      IPv6 address of MAP CE:  2001:db8:0012:3400:0000:c000:0212:0034




















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   Example 2 - BR:


      Another example can be made of a hypothetical MAP-T BR,
      configured with the following FMR when receiving a packet
      with the following characteristics:

      IPv4 source address:  1.2.3.4 (0x01020304)
      TCP source port:  80
      IPv4 destination address:  192.0.2.18 (0xc0000212)
      TCP destination port:  1232

      Configured Forwarding Mapping Rule:  {2001:db8::/40
         (Rule IPv6 prefix), 192.0.2.0/24 (Rule IPv4 prefix),
         16 (Rule EA-bits length)}

      MAP-T BR Prefix (DMR)  2001:db8:ffff::/64

      The above information allows the BR to derive as follows
      the mapped destination IPv6 address for the corresponding
      MAP-T CE, and also the source IPv6 address for
      the mapped IPv4 source address.

      IPv4 suffix bits (p)  32 - 24 = 8 (18 (0x12))
      PSID length:  8
      PSID:  0x34 (1232)

      The resulting IPv6 packet will have the following header fields:

      IPv6 source address  2001:db8:ffff:0:0001:0203:0400::
      IPv6 destination address:  2001:db8:0012:3400:0000:c000:0212:0034
      TCP source Port:  80
      TCP destination Port:  1232


















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   Example 3- FMR:


      An IPv4 host behind a MAP-T CE (configured as per the previous
      examples) corresponding with an IPv4 host 1.2.3.4 will have its
      packets converted into IPv6 using the DMR configured on the MAP-T
      CE as follows:

      Default Mapping Rule used by MAP-T CE:  {2001:db8:ffff::/64
      (Rule IPv6 prefix), 0.0.0.0/0 (Rule IPv4 prefix), null (BR IPv4
         address)}

      IPv4 source address (post NAT44 if present)  192.0.2.18
      IPv4 destination address:  1.2.3.4
      IPv4 source port (post NAT44 if present):  1232
      IPv4 destination port:  80
      IPv6 source address of MAP-T CE:
                           2001:db8:0012:3400:0000:c000:0212:0034
      IPv6 destination address:  2001:db8:ffff:0:0001:0203:0400::


   Example 4 - Rule with no embedded address bits and no address sharing

      End-user IPv6 prefix:  2001:db8:0012:3400::/56
      Basic Mapping Rule:  {2001:db8:0012:3400::/56 (Rule IPv6 prefix),
         192.0.2.1/32 (Rule IPv4 prefix), 0 (Rule EA-bits length)}
      PSID length: 0 (Sharing ratio is 1)
      PSID offset:  n/a

      A MAP node can via the BMR or equivalent FMR, determine
      the IPv4 address and port-set as shown below:

      EA bits offset:  0
      IPv4 suffix bits (p)  Length of IPv4 address - IPv4 prefix
         length = 32 - 32 = 0
      IPv4 address  192.0.2.1 (0xc0000201)
      PSID start:  0
      PSID length: 0
      PSID:  null

      The BMR information allows a MAP CE also to determine (complete)
      its full IPv6 address by combining the IPv6 prefix with the MAP
      interface identifier (that embeds the IPv4 address).

      IPv6 address of MAP CE:  2001:db8:0012:3400:0000:c000:0201:0000






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   Example 5 - Rule with no embedded address bits and address sharing
   (sharing ratio 256)

      End-user IPv6 prefix:  2001:db8:0012:3400::/56
      Basic Mapping Rule:  {2001:db8:0012:3400::/56 (Rule IPv6 prefix),
         192.0.2.1/32 (Rule IPv4 prefix), 0 (Rule EA-bits length)}
      PSID length: (16 - (32 - 24)) = 8. (Provisioned with DHCPv6.
                   Sharing ratio of 256.).
      PSID offset:  6 (default)
      PSID: 0x20 (Provisioned with DHCPv6)

      A MAP node can via the BMR determine the IPv4 address and port-set
      as shown below:

      EA bits offset:  0
      IPv4 suffix bits (p):  Length of IPv4 address - IPv4 prefix
         length = 32 -32 = 0
      IPv4 address  192.0.2.1 (0xc0000201)
      PSID start:  0
      PSID length: 8
      PSID:  0x20

      Available ports (63 ranges) : 1536-1551, 2560-2575, ...... ,
                                       64000-64015, 65024-65039

      The BMR information allows a MAP CE also to determine (complete)
      its full IPv6 address by combining the IPv6 prefix with the MAP
      interface identifier (that embeds the IPv4 address and PSID).

      IPv6 address of MAP CE:  2001:db8:0012:3400:0000:c000:0212:0034

      Note that the IPv4 address and PSID is not derived from the IPv6
      prefix assigned to the CE, but provisioned separately using for
      example MAP options in DHCPv6.



Appendix B.  Port mapping algorithm

   The driving principles and the mathematical expression of the mapping
   algorithm used by MAP can be found in Appendix B of
   [I-D.ietf-softwire-map]









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Authors' Addresses

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

   Email: xing@cernet.edu.cn


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

   Email: congxiao@cernet.edu.cn


   Wojciech Dec (editor)
   Cisco Systems
   Haarlerbergpark Haarlerbergweg 13-19
   Amsterdam, NOORD-HOLLAND  1101 CH
   Netherlands

   Phone:
   Email: wdec@cisco.com


   Ole Troan
   Cisco Systems
   Oslo
   Norway

   Email: ot@cisco.com


   Satoru Matsushima
   SoftBank Telecom
   1-9-1 Higashi-Shinbashi, Munato-ku
   Tokyo
   Japan

   Email: satoru.matsushima@tm.softbank.co.jp






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   Tetsuya Murakami
   IP Infusion
   1188 East Arques Avenue
   Sunnyvale
   USA

   Email: tetsuya@ipinfusion.com












































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