Mar 23 – 27, 2015
Physics Department, Oxford University
Europe/London timezone

The IPV6 post office: labeling and sorting everywhere.

Mar 24, 2015, 4:55 PM
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Parks Road (Physics Department, Oxford University)

Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Parks Road

Physics Department, Oxford University

Security & Networking Security and Networking


Francesco Prelz (Università degli Studi e INFN Milano (IT))


Probably the most prominent change that IPv6 introduces in the semantics of internet protocol applications is the need to *always* deal with multiple addresses (possibly both IPv4 and IPv6) associated to each network endpoint. A quick overview of how and where addresses are categorised, ordered and preferred is presented, both from the system administrator and the developer viewpoint. A few not too obvious practical consequences of RFC3484 are also shown, in an attempt to tame its subtleties.

Primary author

Francesco Prelz (Università degli Studi e INFN Milano (IT))


Alastair Dewhurst (STFC - Rutherford Appleton Lab. (GB)) Dr Andrea Sciaba (CERN) Bruno Heinrich Hoeft (KIT - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (DE)) Christopher John Walker (University of London (GB)) Costin Grigoras (CERN) Dave Kelsey (STFC - Rutherford Appleton Lab. (GB)) Duncan Rand (Imperial College Sci., Tech. & Med. (GB)) Edoardo Martelli (CERN) Fernando Lopez Munoz (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ES)) Jerome Bernier (IN2P3 Computing Center) Jiri Chudoba (Acad. of Sciences of the Czech Rep. (CZ)) Kars OHRENBERG (DESY) Dr Keith Chadwick (Fermilab) Marek Elias (Acad. of Sciences of the Czech Rep. (CZ)) Raja Nandakumar (STFC - Rutherford Appleton Lab. (GB)) Ramiro Voicu (California Institute of Technology (US)) Simon Fayer (Imperial College Sci., Tech. & Med. (GB)) Dr Simone Campana (CERN) Thomas Finnern (DESY) Mr Tiju Idiculla (STFC - Rutherford Appleton Laboratory) Dr Tony Wildish (Princeton University (US)) Ulf Tigerstedt (CSC Oy)

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