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Supported IPv6 Standards

Junos OS substantially supports the following RFCs and Internet drafts, which define standards for IP version 6 (IPv6):

  • RFC 1981, Path MTU Discovery for IP version 6

  • RFC 2373, IP Version 6 Addressing Architecture

  • RFC 2375, Multicast Address Assignments

  • RFC 2460, Internet Protocol, Version 6 (IPv6) Specification

  • RFC 2461, Neighbor Discovery for IP Version 6 (IPv6)

  • RFC 2462, IPv6 Stateless Address Autoconfiguration

  • RFC 2463, Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMPv6) for the Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) Specification

  • RFC 2464, Transmission of IPv6 Packets over Ethernet Networks

  • RFC 2465, Management Information Base for IP Version 6: Textual Conventions and General Group

    IP version 6 (IPv6) and Internet Control Message Protocol version 6 (ICMPv6) statistics are not supported.

  • RFC 2472, IP Version 6 over PPP

  • RFC 2474, Definition of the Differentiated Services Field (DS Field) in the IPv4 and IPv6 Headers

  • RFC 2491, IPv6 Over Non-Broadcast Multiple Access (NBMA) networks

  • RFC 2492, IPv6 over ATM Networks

  • RFC 2526, Reserved IPv6 Subnet Anycast Addresses

  • RFC 2545, Use of BGP-4 Multiprotocol Extensions for IPv6 Inter-Domain Routing

  • RFC 2578, Structure of Management Information Version 2 (SMIv2)

  • RFC 2675, IPv6 Jumbograms

  • RFC 2711, IPv6 Router Alert Option

  • RFC 2767, Dual Stack Hosts using the "Bump-In-the-Stack" Technique (BIS)

  • RFC 2784, Generic Routing Encapsulation

  • RFC 2878, PPP Bridging Control Protocol (BCP)

  • RFC 3306, Unicast-Prefix-based IPv6 Multicast Addresses

  • RFC 3307, Allocation Guidelines for IPv6 Multicast Addresses

  • RFC 3315, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol for IPv6 (DHCPv6)

    Address assignment is supported with IP version 4 (IPv4) but not IP version 6 (IPv6).

  • RFC 3484, Default Address Selection for Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)

  • RFC 3513, Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) Addressing Architecture

  • RFC 3515, The Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Refer Method

  • RFC 3590, Source Address Selection for the Multicast Listener D (Supported for SSM include mode only)

  • RFC 3768, Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)

  • RFC 3810, Multicast Listener Discovery Version 2 (MLDv2) for IPv6

  • RFC 3971, Secure Neighbor Discovery for IPv6 (No support for certification paths, anchored on trusted parties)

  • RFC 3972, Cryptographically Generated Addresses

  • RFC 4087, IP Tunnel MIB

  • RFC 4213, Basic Transition Mechanisms for IPv6 Hosts and Routers

    RFC 4213 supersedes RFC 2893, Transition Mechanisms for IPv6 Hosts and Routers.

    Note:

    On EX Series switches, except for the EX9200 Series, only dual IP layer is supported. On EX9200 Series switches, both dual IP layer and configured tunneling of IPv6 over IPv4 are supported.

  • RFC 4291, IP Version 6 Addressing Architecture

  • RFC 4292, IP Forwarding Table MIB

  • RFC 4293, Management Information Base for the Internet Protocol (IP)

  • RFC 4294, IPv6 Node Requirements (Partial support)

  • RFC 4443, Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMPv6) for the Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) Specification

  • RFC 4552, Authentication/Confidentiality for OSPFv3

  • RFC 4604, Using Internet Group Management Protocol Version 3 (IGMPv3)

  • RFC 4659, BGP-MPLS IP Virtual Private Network (VPN) Extension for IPv6 VPN

  • RFC 4798, Connecting IPv6 Islands over IPv4 MPLS Using IPv6 Provider Edge Routers (6PE)

    Option 4b (eBGP redistribution of labeled IPv6 routes from AS to neighboring AS) is not supported.

  • RFC 4861 Neighbor Discovery for IP Version 6 (IPv6)

  • RFC 4862, IPv6 Stateless Address Autoconfiguration

  • RFC 4884, Extended ICMP to Support Multi-Part Messages

  • RFC 4890, Recommendations for Filtering ICMPv6 Messages in Firewalls

  • RFC 4942, IPv6 Transition/Coexistence Security Considerations

  • RFC 5072, IP Version 6 over PPP

  • RFC 5095, Deprecation of Type 0 Routing Headers in IPv6

  • RFC 5308, Routing IPv6 with IS-IS

  • RFC 5340, OSPF for IPv6 (RFC 2740 is obsoleted by RFC 5340)

  • RFC 5575, Dissemination of Flow Specification Rules

  • RFC 5798, Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) Version 3 for IPv4 and IPv6

  • RFC 5905, Network Time Protocol Version 4 (for IPv6)

  • RFC 5952, A Recommendation for IPv6 Address Text Representation

  • RFC 6164, Using 127-Bit IPv6 Prefixes on Inter-Router Links

  • RFC 6527, Definitions of Managed Objects for the Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol Version 3 (VRRPv3)

    The following features are not supported:

    • Row creation

    • Set operation

    • vrrpv3StatisticsPacketLengthErrors MIB object

    • vrrpv3StatisticsRowDiscontinuityTime MIB object

  • RFC 6583, Operational Neighbor Discovery Problems

    Only Prioritize NDP Activities, Tuning of the NDP Queue Rate Limit, and Queue Tuning are supported.

  • RFC 8335, PROBE: A Utility for Probing Interfaces

  • Internet draft draft-ietf-l3vpn-bgp-ipv6-07.txt, BGP-MPLS IP VPN extension for IPv6 VPN

  • Internet draft draft-ietf-idr-flow-spec-00.txt, Dissemination of flow specification rules

  • Internet draft draft-ietf-softwire-dual-stack-lite-04.txt, Dual-Stack Lite Broadband Deployments Following IPv4 Exhaustion

  • Internet draft draft-kato-bgp-ipv6-link-local-00.txt, BGP4+ Peering Using IPv6 Link-local Address

The following RFCs and Internet draft do not define standards, but provide information about IPv6 and related technologies. The IETF classifies them variously as “Experimental” or “Informational.”

  • RFC 1901, Introduction to Community-based SNMPv2

  • RFC 2767, Dual Stack Hosts using the "Bump-In-the-Stack" Technique (BIS)

  • RFC 3587, IPv6 Global Unicast Address Format

  • Internet draft draft-ietf-ngtrans-bgp-tunnel-04.txt, Connecting IPv6 Islands across IPv4 Clouds with BGP

    Only MP-BGP over IP version 4 (IPv4) approach is supported.