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Mark Allman, Shawn Ostermann, Craig Metz. FTP Extensions for IPv6 and NATs, September 1998. RFC 2428.
Status: Standards Track.
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The specification for the File Transfer Protocol assumes that the underlying network protocol uses a 32-bit network address (specifically IP version 4). With the deployment of version 6 of the Internet Protocol, network addresses will no longer be 32-bits. This paper specifies extensions to FTP that will allow the protocol to work over IPv4 and IPv6. In addition, the framework defined can support additional network protocols in the future.


    author  =        "Mark Allman and Shawn Ostermann and Craig Metz",
    title   =        "{FTP Extensions for IPv6 and NATs}",
    year    =        1998,
    month   =        sep,
    note    =        "RFC 2428",
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