Network Working Group                                         S. Jiang
Internet Draft                                                  D. Guo
Intended status: Informational            Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd
Expires: April 12, 2010 July 4, 2011                                     B. Carpenter
                                                University of Auckland
                                                      October 11, 2010
                                                       January 4, 2011

       An Incremental Carrier-Grade NAT (CGN) for IPv6 Transition

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   Global IPv6 deployment was slower than originally expected. As IPv4
   address exhaustion approaches, the IPv4 to IPv6 transition issues become
   more critical and less tractable. Host-based transition mechanisms
   used in dual stack environments are not able to cannot meet the all transition
   requirements. Most end users are not sufficiently expert to configure
   or maintain host-based transition mechanisms. Carrier-
   Grade Carrier-Grade NAT (CGN)
   devices with integrated transition mechanisms can reduce the
   operational change changes required during the IPv4 to IPv6 migration or
   coexistence period.

   This document proposes an incremental CGN approach for IPv6
   transition. It can provide IPv6 access services for IPv6-enabled IPv6 hosts and
   IPv4 access services for IPv4 hosts hosts, while leaving much of a legacy IPv4
   ISP network unchanged. It is suitable for unchanged during the initial stage of IPv4 to IPv6
   migration. Unlike NAT444 based CGN alone,
   Incremental incremental CGN also supports and
   encourages smooth transition towards dual-
   stack dual-stack or IPv6-only ISP
   networks. A smooth transition to IPv6
   deployment is also described in this document. An integrated configurable CGN device and an adaptive Home
   Gateway (HG) device are introduced. described. Both HG and CGN are re-usable devices during
   different transition periods. It avoids potential phases, avoiding multiple upgrades. It This enables
   IPv6 migration to be incrementally achieved according to the real user

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction................................................3 Introduction.................................................3
   2. An Incremental CGN Approach..................................4
      2.1. Incremental CGN Approach Overview.......................4
      2.2. Choice of tunneling technology..........................5
      2.3. Behavior of Dual-stack Home Gateway.....................6
      2.4. Behavior of Dual-stack CGN..............................6 CGN..............................7
      2.5. Impact for existing hosts and unchanged networks.........7 networks........7
      2.6. IPv4/IPv6 intercommunication............................7
      2.7. Discussion.............................................7 Discussion..............................................8
   3. Smooth transition towards IPv6 infrastructure................8 infrastructure................9
   4. Security Considerations......................................9 Considerations.....................................10
   5. IANA Considerations.........................................9 Considerations.........................................11
   6. Acknowledgements............................................9 Acknowledgements............................................11
   7. Change Log [RFC Editor please remove].......................10 remove].......................11
   8. References.................................................11 References..................................................12
      8.1. Normative References...................................11 References...................................12
      8.2. Informative References.................................11 References.................................12
   Author's Addresses............................................13 Addresses.............................................15

1. Introduction

   Global IPv6 deployment did not happen as was forecast 10 years ago.
   Network providers were hesitant to take make the first move while IPv4 was
   and is still working well. However, IPv4 address exhaustion is
   imminent. The dynamically-updated IPv4 Address Report [IPUSAGE] has
   analyzed this issue. It predicts early 2011 for IANA unallocated
   address pool exhaustion and middle 2012 for RIR unallocated address
   pool exhaustion. Based on this fact, the Internet industry appears to
   have reached consensus that global IPv6 deployment is inevitable and
   has to be done expediently. expeditiously.

   IPv4 to IPv6 transition issues therefore become more critical and
   complicated for the soon-coming approaching global IPv6 deployment. Host-based
   transition mechanisms alone are not able to meet the requirements in
   all cases. Therefore, network network-based supporting functions and/or new
   transition mechanisms with simple user-side operation are needed.

   Carrier-Grade NAT (CGN) [I-D.nishitani-cgn], also called NAT444 CGN,
   alone CGN
   or Large Scale NAT, compounds IPv4 operational problems, problems when used
   alone, but does nothing to encourage IPv4 to IPv6 transition.
   Deployment of NAT444 CGN allows ISPs to delay the transition, and
   therefore increased causes double transition costs (once to add CGN, and again
   to support IPv6).

   CGN deployments that integrate multiple transition mechanisms can
   simplify the operation of end user services during the IPv4 to IPv6
   migration and coexistence periods. CGNs are deployed on the network
   side and managed/maintained by professionals. On the user side, new
   Home Gateway (HG) devices may be needed too. They may be provided by
   network providers, depending on the specific business model. Dual-
   stack lite [I-D.ietf-softwire-dual-stack-lite], also called DS-Lite,
   is a CGN-based solution that supports transition, but it requires the
   ISP to upgrade its network to IPv6 immediately. Many ISPs hesitate to
   do this as the first step. Theoretically, DS-Lite can be used with
   double encapsulation (IPv4-in-IPv6-in-IPv4) but this seems even less
   likely to be accepted by an ISP and is not discussed in this

   This document proposes an incremental CGN approach for IPv6
   transition. It does not define any new protocols or mechanisms, but
   describes how to combine existing proposals in an incremental
   deployment. The approach is similar to DS-Lite, but the other way
   around. It mainly combines v4-v4 NAT with v6-over-v4 tunneling
   functions. It can provide IPv6 access services for IPv6-enabled hosts
   and IPv4 access services for IPv4 hosts, while leaving most of legacy
   IPv4 ISP networks unchanged. The deployment of this technology does
   not affect legacy IPv4 hosts with global IPv4 addresses at all. It is
   suitable for the initial stage of IPv4 to IPv6 migration. It also
   supports transition towards dual-stack or IPv6-only ISP networks.

   A smooth transition mechanism is also described in this document. It
   introduces an integrated configurable CGN device and an adaptive HG
   device. Both CGN and HG are re-usable devices during different
   transition periods. It avoid potential multiple upgrade. It periods, so they do not need to be replaced as the
   transition proceeds. This enables IPv6 migration to be incrementally
   achieved according to the real user requirements.

2. An Incremental CGN Approach


   Today, most consumers remain primarily use IPv4. Network providers are
   starting to provide IPv6 access services for end users. At the
   initial stage of IPv4 to IPv6 migration, IPv4 connectivity and
   traffic would continue to represent the majority of traffic for most
   ISP networks. ISPs would like to minimize the changes to their IPv4
   networks. Switching the whole ISP network into IPv6-only would be
   considered as a radical strategy. Switching the whole ISP network to
   dual stack is less radical, but introduces operational costs and
   complications. Although some ISPs have successfully deployed dual
   stack networks, others prefer not to do this as their first step in
   IPv6. However, they currently face two urgent pressures - to
   compensate for an immediate shortage of IPv4 addresses by deploying
   some method of address sharing, and to prepare actively for the use
   of deployment of IPv6 address space and services. ISPs facing only
   one pressure out of two could adopt either CGN (for shortage of IPv6 IPv4
   addresses) or 6rd (to provide IPv6 connectivity services). The
   approach described in this draft is intended to address both of these
   pressures at the same time by combining v4-v4 CGN with v6-over-v4
   tunneling technologies.

2.1. Incremental CGN Approach Overview

   The incremental CGN approach we propose is illustrated as the
   following figure.

                                   |IPv6 Internet|
     +-----+   +--+       |  IPv4 ISP  +--+--+       |   +--------+
     |v4/v6|---|DS|=======+============| CGN |-------+---|  IPv4  |
     |Host |   |HG|       |   Network  +-----+   |   |   |Internet|
     +-----+   +--+     +--------------------+---+       +----------------------+---+   +--------+
                  _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _          |
                ()_6_over_4_ _t_u_n_n_e_l_()  +---------------------+
                                              | Existing IPv4 hosts |

    Figure 1: incremental CGN approach with IPv4 ISP network

   DS HG = Dual-Stack Home Gateway (CPE). (CPE - Customer Premises Equipment).

   As shown in the above figure, the ISP has not significantly changed
   its IPv4 network. This approach enables IPv4 hosts to access the IPv4
   Internet and IPv6 hosts to access the IPv6 Internet. A dual stack
   host is treated as an IPv4 host when it uses IPv4 access service and
   as an IPv6 host when it uses an IPv6 access service. In order to
   enable IPv4 hosts to access the IPv6 Internet and IPv6 hosts to
   access IPv4 Internet, NAT-PT [RFC2766, RFC4966] (or its replacement) NAT64 can be integrated with the CGN. CGN; see
   Section 2.6 for details regarding IPv4/IPv6 intercommunication. The
   integration of such mechanisms is out of scope for this document document.

   Two new types of devices device need to be deployed in this approach: a
   dual-stack dual-
   stack home gateway, which may follow the requirements of
   [I-D.ietf-v6ops-ipv6-cpe-router], gateway (HG), and a dual-stack CGN. The dual-
   stack dual-stack home
   gateway integrates both IPv6 and IPv4 forwarding and v6-over-v4
   tunneling functions. It should follow the requirements of
   [I-D.ietf-v6ops-ipv6-cpe-router], including IPv6 prefix delegation.
   It may integrate v4-v4 NAT functionality, too. The dual-stack CGN
   integrates v6-over-v4 tunneling and v4-v4 CGN
   functions. functions, as well as
   standard IPv6 and IPv4 routing

   The approach does not require any new mechanisms for IP packet
   forwarding or encapsulation or decapsulation at tunnel end points.
   The following sections describe how the HG and the incremental CGN

2.2. Choice of tunneling technology

   In principle, this model will work with any form of tunnel between
   the DS dual-stack HG and the dual-stack CGN. However, tunnels that
   require individual configuration are clearly undesirable because of
   their operational cost. Configured tunnels based directly on
   [RFC4213] are therefore not suitable. A tunnel broker according to
   [RFC3053] would also have high operational costs.

   Modified 6RD costs and be unsuitable
   for home users.

   6rd [RFC5569, RFC5969] technology appears suitable to support v6-over-v4 v6-
   over-v4 tunneling with low operational cost. Modified GRE [RFC2784] with an
   additional auto-configuration mechanism is also
   suitable able to support v6-over-v4 v6-
   over-v4 tunneling. Other tunneling mechanisms such as 6over4
   [RFC2529], 6to4 [RFC3056], the Intra-Site Automatic Tunnel Addressing
   Protocol (ISATAP) [RFC5214] or Virtual Enterprise Traversal (VET)
   [RFC5558] are also could be considered. If the ISP has an entirely MPLS
   infrastructure between the HG and the dual-stack CGN, it would also
   be possible to consider use a 6PE [RFC4798] tunnel directly over MPLS. This
   would, however, only be suitable for an advanced HG that is unlikely
   to be found as a consumer device, and is not further discussed here.
   To simplify the discussion, we assume the use of 6rd.

2.3. Behavior of Dual-stack Home Gateway

   When a dual-stack home gateway receives a data packet from a host, it
   firstly checks
   will determine whether the packet is an IPv4 or IPv6. For IPv6 packet. The
   packet will be handled by an IPv4 data, the
   HG can directly forward it to CGN or IPv6 stack as appropriate. For
   IPv4, and in the absence of v4-v4 NAT on the
   HG. Alternatively HG, the stack will
   simply forward the packet to the CGN, which will normally be the IPv4
   default router. If v4-v4 NAT is enabled, the HG translates the packet
   source address from a HG-
   scope HG-scope private IPv4 address into a CGN-scope private
   IPv4 address, performs port mapping if needed, and then forwards it the
   packet towards the CGN. The HG records the v4-v4 address and port
   mapping information for inbound packets, just like a normal NAT
   gateway does. any other NAT.

   For IPv6 data, IPv6, the HG needs to encapsulate the data into an IPv4
   tunnel, tunnel
   packet, which has the dual-stack CGN as the other end. IPv4 destination. The HG
   sends the new IPv4 packet towards CGN.

   The the CGN, for example using 6rd.

   If the HG records is linked to more than one CGN, it will record the mapping
   information between the tunnel and the source IPv6 address for
   inbound packets if HG uplinks to more than
   one CGN. packets. Detailed considerations for the use of multiple CGNs
   by one HG are for further study.

   IPv4 packets from the CGN, and encapsulated IPv6 packets from the
   CGN, will be translated or decapsulated according to the stored
   mapping information and forwarded to the customer side of the HG.

2.4. Behavior of Dual-stack CGN

   When a dual-stack CGN receives a an IPv4 data packet from a dual-stack
   home gateway, it firstly checks will determine whether the packet is a normal IPv4 packet
   packet, which is non-encapsulated, or a v6-over-v4 tunnel packet. packet
   addressed to a tunnel end point within the CGN. For a normal IPv4
   packet, the CGN translates the packet source address from a CGN-scope private
   IPv4 address into a public IPv4 address, performs port mapping if
   necessary, and then send forwards it normally to the IPv4 Internet. The
   CGN records the v4-v4 address and port mapping information for
   inbound packets, just like a normal NAT does. For a v6-over-v4 tunnel
   packet, the tunnel end point within the CGN needs to will decapsulate it into
   the original IPv6 packet and then send forward it to the IPv6 Internet.
   The CGN records the mapping information between the tunnel and the
   source IPv6 address for inbound packets.

   Depending on the deployed location of the CGN, it may use a further
   tunnels tunnel to connect to the IPv6 Internet.

   Packets from the IPv4 Internet will be appropriately translated by
   the CGN and forwarded to the HG, and packets from the IPv6 Internet
   will be tunneled to the appropriate HG, using the stored mapping
   information as necessary.

2.5. Impact for existing hosts and unchanged networks

   This approach does not affect the unchanged parts of ISP networks at
   all. Legacy IPv4 ISP networks and their IPv4 devices remain in use.
   The existing IPv4 hosts, shown as the lower right box in Figure 1,
   either having global IPv4 addresses or behind v4-v4 NAT NAT, can connect
   to the IPv4 Internet as it is now. These hosts, if they are upgraded
   to become dual-stack hosts, can access the IPv6 Internet through the
   IPv4 ISP network by using IPv6-
   over-IPv4 IPv6-over-IPv4 tunnel technologies. (See
   section 2.7 for a comment on MTU size.)

2.6. IPv4/IPv6 intercommunication

   IPv6-only public services are not expected as long as there is
   significant IPv4-only customer base in the world, for obvious
   commercial reasons. However, IPv4/IPv6 intercommunication may become
   issues in many scenarios.

   An ISP can provide its IPv6-only customers with a network-layer
   translation service

   The IETF is expected to satisfy this need. Such standardize a service is not fully
   defined at this time, so we refer recommended IPv4/IPv6
   translation algorithm, sometimes referred to it non-specifically as "NAT64".
   Current work in the IETF NAT64. It is focused on one particular proposal
   [I-D.ietf-behave-v6v4-xlate-stateful]. The NAT64 service can be
   provided as a common service located at the border between the ISP
   and the IPv4 Internet, beyond the dual stack CGN
   specified in
   o  "Framework for IPv4/IPv6 Translation"
   o  "IPv6 Addressing of IPv4/IPv6 Translators" [RFC6052]
   o  "DNS64: DNS extensions for Network Address Translation from the customer's
   viewpoint. It may be integrated into CGN devices too.

   [I-D.boucadair-dslite-interco-v4v6] describes a proposal to enhance a
   DS-lite solution with an additional feature IPv6
      Clients to ease interconnection
   between IPv4 Servers" [I-D.ietf-behave-dns64]
   o  "IP/ICMP Translation Algorithm" [I-D.ietf-behave-v6v4-xlate]
   o  "Stateful NAT64: Network Address and IPv6 realms. Home users may encounter the problem of
   reaching legacy IPv4-only public services Protocol Translation from
      IPv6 Clients to IPv4 Servers"
   o  "An FTP ALG for IPv6-to-IPv4 translation" [I-D.ietf-behave-ftp64]

   The service, as described in the IETF's "Guidelines for Using IPv6
   Transition Mechanisms during IPv6 Deployment"
   [I-D.arkko-ipv6-transition-guidelines], provides for stateless
   translation between hosts in an IPv4-only domain or which offer an
   IPv4-only service and hosts with an IPv4-embedded IPv6 address in an
   IPv6-only clients.
   This problem already exists domain. It additionally provide access from IPv6 hosts with
   general format addresses to hosts in early phases, but will become more
   serious over time. an IPv4-only domain or which
   offer an IPv4-only service. It does not provide any-to-any
   translation. One result is that client-only hosts in the IPv6 domain
   gain access to IPv4 services through stateful translation. Another
   result is that the IPv6 network operator has the option of moving
   servers into the IPv6-only domain while retaining accessibility for
   IPv4-only clients, through stateless translation of an IPv4-embedded
   IPv6 address.

   Also, "Architectural Implications of NAT" [RFC2993] applies across
   the service just as in IPv4/IPv4 translation: apart from the fact
   that a system with an IPv4-embedded IPv6 address is reachable across
   the NAT, which is unlike IPv4, any assumption on the application's
   part that a local address is meaningful to a remote peer, and any use
   of an IP address literal in the application payload, is a source of
   service issues. In general, the recommended mitigation for this is

   o  Ideally, applications should use DNS names rather than IP address
      literals in URLs, URIs, and referrals, and in general be network
      layer agnostic.
   o  If they do not, the network may provide a relay or proxy that
      straddles the domains. For example, an SMTP MTA with both IPv4
      and IPv6 connectivity handles IPv4/IPv6 translation cleanly at the
      application layer.

2.7. Discussion

   For IPv4 traffic, the incremental CGN approach inherits all the
   problems of CGN address sharing techniques
   [I-D.ietf-intarea-shared-addressing-issues] (e.g., scaling, and the
   difficulty of supporting well-known ports for inbound traffic).
   Application layer problems created by double NAT are for further

   If a different technology than v4-v4 NAT is chosen for IPv4 address
   sharing, for example [I-D.ymbk-aplusp], the present approach could be
   suitably modified, for example replacing the v4-v4 NAT function by beyond the A+P gateway function. scope
   of this document.

   For IPv6 traffic, a user behind the DS HG will see normal IPv6
   service. We observe that an IPv6 tunnel MTU of at least 1500 bytes
   would ensure that the mechanism does not cause excessive
   fragmentation of IPv6 traffic nor excessive IPv6 path MTU discovery

   For IPv6 traffic, a user behind the DS HG will see normal IPv6
   service. This, and the absence of NAT problems for IPv6, will
   create an incentive for users and application service providers to
   prefer IPv6.

   ICMP filtering [RFC4890] function may be included as part of CGN functions.

3. Smooth transition towards IPv6 infrastructure

   The incremental CGN approach can easily be transited

   Transition from pure NAT444 CGN or 6rd. 6rd to the incremental CGN
   approach is straightforward. The HG and CGN devices and their
   locations do not have to be changed; only software upgrading may be
   needed. In the ideal model, described below, even software upgrading
   is not necessary; reconfiguration of the devices is enough. NAT444
   CGN solves the public address shortage issues in the current IPv4
   infrastructure. However, it does not contribute towards IPv6
   deployment at all. The incremental CGN approach can inherit NAT444
   CGN function functions while providing overlay IPv6 services. 6rd mechanisms
   can also transform smoothly into this incremental CGN with small
   modifications. One consideration is that model. However,
   the home gateways also have need to be changed correspondently. upgraded correspondingly to perform the
   steps described below

   The incremental CGN can also easily be transited into IPv6-enabled transitioned to an IPv6-
   enabled infrastructure, in which the ISP network is either dual-stack
   or IPv6-only. For dual-stack

   If the ISP networks, prefers to move to dual-stack home gateways can routing, the HG should
   simply switch off the its v6-over-v4 function when it observes native
   IPv6 RA or DHCPv6 traffic, and then forward both IPv6 and IPv4
   traffic directly directly, while the dual-stack CGN only keeps only its v4-v4 NAT
   function. This approach is considered an unlikely choice, since

   However, we expect ISPs to choose the approach described as
   incremental CGN here because they want intend to avoid or are unable to complete dual-stack
   deployment completely. For routing,
   and to move incrementally from IPv4-only routing to IPv6-only ISP networks,
   routing. In this case, the DS-Lite
   solution also needs dual-stack home gateway and CGN devices.

   The best ideal model for the incremental CGN
   approach is that of an integrated configurable CGN device and an
   adaptive HG device. The integrated CGN
   hardware may integrate device will be able to support
   multiple functions, include including NAT444 CGN, 6rd
   router, incremental CGN, DS-Lite CGN router (or an
   alternative tunneling mechanism), DS-Lite, and dual-stack forwarding.

   The HG has to integrate these correspondent the corresponding functions, and be able to
   detect relevant incremental changes on the CGN side. Typically the HG
   will occasionally poll the CGN to discover which features are
   operational. For example, starting from a pure IPv4-only scenario (in
   which the HG treats the CGN only as an IPv4 default router), the HG
   would discover by infrequent polling when 6rd became available. The
   home user would then acquire an IPv6 prefix. At a later stage, the HG
   would observe the appearance of native IPv6 Route Advertisement
   messages or DHCPv6 messages can be used as a signal messages to discover the availability of DS-Lite
   CGN. When an IPv6
   service including DS-Lite. Thus, when an ISP decides to switch from
   incremental CGN to DS-Lite CGN, it may be that only a configuration change or a
   minor software update is needed on the CGNs. The home gateway can then would
   detect this change and switch automatically to DS-Lite mode. The only
   impact on the home user will be to receive a different IPv6 prefix.

   In the smooth transition model, both CGN and HG are re-usable devices
   during different transition periods. It This avoids the potential multiple
   upgrades. Different regions of the same ISP network may be at
   different stages of the incremental process, using identical
   equipment but with different configurations of the incremental CGN
   devices in each region. Thus, IPv6 migration may be incrementally
   achieved according to the real user ISP and customer requirements.

4. Security Considerations

   Security issues associated with NAT have been documented in [RFC2663]
   and [RFC2993].

   Further security analysis will be needed Security issues for large-scale address sharing,
   including CGN, are discussed in [I-D.ietf-intarea-shared-addressing-
   issues]. The present specification does not introduce any new
   features to understand double NAT CGN itself, and hence no new security considerations.
   Security issues for 6rd are documented in [RFC5569, RFC5969] and tunnel security issues. However, since
   those for DS-Lite in [I-D.ietf-softwire-dual-stack-lite].

   Since the tunnel tunnels proposed here exists exist entirely within a single ISP
   network, between the HG/CPE and the CGN, the threat model is
   relatively simple. [RFC4891] describes how to protect tunnels using IPSec,
   IPsec, but it is not
   clear whether doing so would be an important requirement. An ISP could reasonably deem its infrastructure to provide
   adequate security without the additional protection and overhead of
   IPsec. The intrinsic risks of tunnels are described in [I-D.ietf-
   v6ops-tunnel-security-concerns], which recommends that tunneled
   traffic should not cross border routers. The incremental CGN approach
   respects this recommendation. To avoid other risks caused by tunnels,
   it is important that any security mechanisms based on packet
   inspection, and any implementation of ingress filtering, are applied
   to IPv6 packets after they have been decapsulated by the tunnels. CGN. The
   dual-stack home gateway will need to provide basic security
   functionality for IPv6 [I-D.ietf-v6ops-cpe-simple-security]. Other
   aspects are described in [RFC4864].

5. IANA Considerations

   This draft does not request any IANA action.

6. Acknowledgements

   Useful comments were made by Fred Baker, Dan Wing, Fred Templin,
   Seiichi Kawamura, Remi Despres, Janos Mohacsi, Mohamed Boucadair,
   Shin Miyakawa, Joel Jaeggli Jaeggli, Jari Arkko, Tim Polk, Sean Turner and
   other members of the IETF V6OPS working group.

7. Change Log [RFC Editor please remove]

   draft-jiang-incremental-cgn-00, original version, 2009-02-27

   draft-jiang-v6ops-incremental-cgn-00, revised after comments at
   IETF74, 2009-04-23

   draft-jiang-v6ops-incremental-cgn-01, revised after comments at v6ops
   mailing list, 2009-06-30

   draft-jiang-v6ops-incremental-cgn-02, remove normative parts (to be
   documented in other WGs), 2009-07-06

   draft-jiang-v6ops-incremental-cgn-03, revised after comments at v6ops
   mailing list, 2009-09-24

   draft-ietf-v6ops-incremental-cgn-00, accepted as v6ops wg document,

   draft-ietf-v6ops-incremental-cgn-01, revised after comments at v6ops
   mailing list, 2010-06-21

   draft-ietf-v6ops-incremental-cgn-02, revised after comments at v6ops
   WGLC, 2010-10-11

   draft-ietf-v6ops-incremental-cgn-03, revised according comments from
   IESG, 2011-1-4

8. References

8.1. Normative References

   [RFC2529] B. Carpenter, and C. Jung, "Transmission of IPv6 over IPv4
             Domains without Explicit Tunnels", RFC2529, March 1999.

   [RFC2784] D. Farinacci, T. Li, S. Hanks, D. Meyer and P. Traina,
             "Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE)", RFC 2784, March

   [RFC5569] R. Despres, "IPv6 Rapid Deployment on IPv4 infrastructures
             (6rd)", RFC 5569, January 2010.

   [RFC5969] W. Townsley and O. Troan, "IPv6 via IPv4 Service Provider
             Networks '6rd'", RFC5969, May 2010.

8.2. Informative References

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

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

   [RFC2993] T. Hain, "Architectural Implications of NAT", RFC 2993,
             November 2000.

   [RFC3053] A. Durand, P. Fasano, I. Guardini and D. Lento, "IPv6
             Tunnel Broker", RFC 3053, January 2001.

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

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

   [RFC4798] J. De Clercq, D. Ooms, S. Prevost and F. Le Faucheur,
             "Connecting IPv6 Islands over IPv4 MPLS Using IPv6 Provider
             Edge Routers (6PE)", RFC 4798, February 2007.

   [RFC4864] G. Van de Velde, T. Hain, R. Droms, B. Carpenter and E.
             Klein, "Local Network Protection for IPv6", RFC 4864, May

   [RFC4890] E. Davies and J. Mohacsi, "Recommendations for Filtering
             ICMPv6 Messages in Firewalls", RFC 4890, May 2007.

   [RFC4891] R. Graveman, "Using IPsec to Secure IPv6-in-IPv4 Tunnels",
             RFC4891, May 2007.

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

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

   [RFC5558] F. Templin, "Virtual Enterprise Traversal (VET)", RFC 5558,
             February 2010.

   [RFC5569] R. Despres,

   [RFC6052] Bao, C., Huitema, C., Bagnulo, M., Boucadair, M., and X.
             Li, "IPv6 Rapid Deployment on IPv4 infrastructures
             (6rd)", Addressing of IPv4/IPv6 Translators", RFC 5569, January 6052,

   [IPUSAGE] G. Huston, IPv4 Address Report, March 2009,

             A. Durand, "Dual-stack lite broadband deployments post IPv4
             exhaustion", draft-ietf-softwire-dual-stack-lite, work in

             H. Singh, W. Beebee, C. Donley, B. Stark and O. Troan,
             "IPv6 CPE Router Recommendations", draft-ietf-v6ops-ipv6-
             cpe-router, work in progress.

             J. Woodyatt, "Recommended Simple Security Capabilities in
             Customer Premises Equipment for Providing Residential IPv6
             Internet Service", draft-ietf-v6ops-cpe-simple-security,
             work in progress.

             M. Bagnulo, P. Matthews and I. van Beijnum, "NAT64: Network
             Address and Protocol Translation from IPv6 Clients to IPv4
             Servers", draft-ietf-behave-v6v4-xlate-stateful, work in

             M. Ford, et al, "Issues with IP Address Sharing", draft-
             ietf-intarea-shared-addressing-issues, work in progress.

             I. Yamagata, T. Nishitani, S. Miyahawa, A. nakagawa and H.
             Ashida, "Common requirements for IP address sharing
             schemes", draft-nishitani-cgn, work in progress.

             R. Bush, "The A+P Approach

             Arkko, J. and F. Baker, "Guidelines for Using IPv6
             Transition Mechanisms during IPv6 Deployment", draft-arkko-
             ipv6-transition-guidelines, work in progress.

             Bagnulo, M., Sullivan, A., Matthews, P., and I. Beijnum,
             "DNS64: DNS extensions for Network Address Translation from
             IPv6 Clients to the IPv4 Address Shortage",
             draft-ymbk-aplusp, Servers", draft-ietf-behave-dns64,
             work in progress.

             M. Boucadair, et al, "Stateless IPv4-IPv6 Interconnection

             Beijnum, I., "An FTP ALG for IPv6-to-IPv4 translation",
             draft-ietf-behave-ftp64, work in the Context of DS-lite Deployment", draft-boucadair-
             dslite-interco-v4v6, progress.

             Baker, F., Li, X., Bao, C., and K. Yin, "Framework for
             IPv4/IPv6 Translation", draft-ietf-behave-v6v4-framework,
             work in progress.

             Li, X., Bao, C., and F. Baker, "IP/ICMP Translation
             Algorithm", draft-ietf-behave-v6v4-xlate, work in

Author's Addresses

   Sheng Jiang
   Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd
   Huawei Building, No.3 Xinxi Rd.,
   Shang-Di Information Industry Base, Hai-Dian District, Beijing 100085
   P.R. China

   Dayong Guo
   Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd
   Huawei Building, No.3 Xinxi Rd.,
   Shang-Di Information Industry Base, Hai-Dian District, Beijing 100085
   P.R. China

   Brian Carpenter
   Department of Computer Science
   University of Auckland
   PB 92019
   Auckland, 1142
   New Zealand