softwires wg discussion list

The Softwire Working Group is chartered to specify standardization of discovery, control and encapsulation methods for connecting IPvX networks across IPvY networks in a way that will encourage multiple, inter-operable vendor implementations. For example, some networks are mandated to be IPv4 or IPv6 only (e.g. due to financial or political reasons); configured tunnels or "softwires" are suited for the inter-networking job. Currently, a number of deployments have been undertaken using the tunnel broker approach, RFC3053. However, as no tunneling encapsulation or configuration protocol is specified in 3053, interoperability and management of the softwires are a significant burden.

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