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INTERNET-DRAFT                                             Cameron Byrne
Intended Status: Informational                               T-Mobile US
Expires: November 6, 2014                                    May 5, 2014


                    IPv4 Service Continuity Prefix
                       draft-ietf-v6ops-clatip-00


Abstract

   DS-Lite, defined in RFC 6333,  directs IANA to reserve 192.0.0.0/29
   for the B4 element.  This memo directs IANA to generalize that
   reservation to include other cases where a non-routed IPv4 interface
   must be numbered as part of an IPv6 transition solution.


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Table of Contents

   1  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
   2  The Case of 464XLAT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
   3.  Choosing 192.0.0.0/29  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
   4  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
   5  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   6  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   7  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
     7.1  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   Authors' Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
































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1  Introduction

   DS-Lite [RFC6333] directs IANA to reserve 192.0.0.0/29 for the B4
   element.  This memo generalizes that IANA reservation to include
   other cases where a non-routed IPv4 interface must be numbered in an
   IPv6 transition solution.  IANA shall list the address block
   192.0.0.0/29 reserved for IPv4 Service Continuity Prefix.  The result
   is that 192.0.0.0/29 may be used in any system that requires IPv4
   addresses for backward compatibility with IPv4 communications in an
   IPv6-only network, but does not emit IPv4 packets "on the wire".

2  The Case of 464XLAT

   464XLAT [RFC6877] describes an architecture for providing IPv4
   communication over an IPv6-only access network.  One of the methods
   described in [RFC6877] is for the client side translator (CLAT) to be
   embedded in the host, such as a smartphone.  In this scenario, the
   host must have an IPv4 address configured to present to the host
   network stack and for applications to bind sockets.

3.  Choosing 192.0.0.0/29

   To avoid conflicts with any other network that may communicate with
   the CLAT or other IPv6 transition solution, a locally unique IPv4
   address must be assigned.

   IANA has defined a well-known range, 192.0.0.0/29, in [RFC6333],
   which is dedicated for DS-lite.  As defined in [RFC6333], this subnet
   is only present between the B4 and the AFTR and never emits packets
   from this prefix "on the wire".  464XLAT has the same need for a non-
   routed IPv4 prefix, and this same need may be common for other
   similar solutions.  It is most prudent and effective to generalize
   192.0.0.0/29 for the use of supporting IPv4 interfaces in IPv6
   transition technologies rather than reserving a prefix for every
   possible solution.

   With this memo, 192.0.0.0/29 is now generalized across multiple IPv4
   continuity solutions such as 464XLAT and DS-lite.  It is important
   that a host never be deployed with 2 active IPv4 continuity solutions
   simultaneously in a way that would cause a node to have overlapping
   address from 192.0.0.0/29.

4  Security Considerations

   No new security considerations beyond what is described [RFC6333] and
   [RFC6877].





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5  IANA Considerations

   IANA is directed to generalize the reservation of 192.0.0.0/29 from
   DS-lite to "IPv4 Service Continuity Prefix".

6  Acknowledgements

   This document has been substantially improved by specific feedback
   from Dave Thaler, Fred Baker, Wes George, Lorenzo Colitti, and
   Mohamed Boucadair.

7  References

7.1  Normative References

   [RFC6333] Durand, A., Droms, R., Woodyatt, J., and Y. Lee, "Dual-
              Stack Lite Broadband Deployments Following IPv4
              Exhaustion", RFC6333, August 2011.

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



Authors' Addresses


              Cameron Byrne
              Bellevue, WA, USA
              Email: Cameron.Byrne@T-Mobile.com




















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