Reference document

Org
IETF
Pubnum
RFC 2462
Date
1998
Version
Title
Stateless Address Auto-configuration

Applicability

This document specifies the steps a host takes in deciding how to autoconfigure its interfaces in IP version 6. The autoconfiguration process includes creating a link-local address and verifying its uniqueness on a link, determining what information should be autoconfigured (addresses, other information, or both), and in the case of addresses, whether they should be obtained through the stateless mechanism, the stateful mechanism, or both. This document defines the process for generating a link-local address, the process for generating site-local and global addresses via stateless address autoconfiguration, and the Duplicate Address Detection procedure. The details of autoconfiguration using the stateful protocol are specified elsewhere.

Responsible Party

Name
NCIA/NSII

Status

URI
https://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2462.txt

History

Flag Date RFC Version
added 1998-12-01 0.1
changed 2005-09-16 0.7
changed 2017-01-14 9-19 10.0
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