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The Transition to IPv6, Part II: The Softwire Mesh Framework Solution
September/October 2006 (vol. 10 no. 5)
pp. 76-80
Yong Cui, Tsinghua University
Jianping Wu, Tsinghua University
Xing Li, Tsinghua University
Mingwei Xu, Tsinghua University
Chris Metz, Cisco Systems
Part I of this series described a prototype solution that provides dynamic IPv4 routing and forwarding across the IPv6-based China Education and Research Network (CERNET2). This work spawned an effort in the IETF to develop a generalized method for routing and tunneling different address families across uniform IPv4 or IPv6 backbone networks. Inspired by the CERNET2 effort, the IETF Softwires working group has introduced a framework for a solution that offers a generalized, network-based capability for routing and tunneling multiple address families across native IPv4 or IPv6 backbone networks.
Index Terms:
softwire, IPv6, IPv4, IP transition, backbone networks
Citation:
Yong Cui, Jianping Wu, Xing Li, Mingwei Xu, Chris Metz, "The Transition to IPv6, Part II: The Softwire Mesh Framework Solution," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 10, no. 5, pp. 76-80, Sept.-Oct. 2006, doi:10.1109/MIC.2006.113
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