IPv6 tunnels over NAT boxes, w/o need for new transition protocols
JORDI PALET MARTINEZ <jordi.palet=7M4EfrJBg8KsZH5wziM58w <at> public.gmane.org>
2003-04-10 02:23:25 GMT
Since a few months already, we have been working in using regular NAT routers to establish IPv6 tunnels, as a
transition mechanism, instead of inventing new protocols that may be we don't need in most of the situations.
We have described our conclusions in a short document, that is now publicly available. The idea is quite
But I want to go further, and for that I need your help ... and I think this is something that with a few
volunteers (as many as
better), we can do a good and important work. The idea is to identify what routers in addition to those that we
support this mechanism.
So, if some of you (as many as possible!), can invest a few minutes to try it, please do it, and report to me
directly (I don't
think we want all these messages in the mailing list !) at jordi.palet=7M4EfrJBg8IjVHdW+xPlFw <at> public.gmane.org
Even better if some of the router manufacturers that receive this email can directly tell us how their
models/firmware, behave using this mechanism.
I will compile all the reports received in the next 4-5 weeks (will keep anonymity if requested), and
prepare a short I-D describing
the results, and proposing some ideas for router vendors to support this better in future firmware
releases. May be it can be in
time for next IETF meeting
In my opinion, if there is an interesting number of routers supporting this, and/or is easy to
implement/enhance in new firmware
versions, we may be in front of an easy transition tool.
In your report, please remember to mention router vendor, model, and firmware version. Any other
interesting details welcome.
The document is accessible at the Euro6IX web site (www.euro6ix.org). You need to click on "public", then
"services", and find "IPv6
Tunnels over NAT".
By the way, several interesting documents are available in www.euro6ix.org (you need to register to
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