Network Working Group                                        R. Gilligan
Request for Comments: 2133                                      Freegate
Category: Informational                                       S. Thomson
                                                                Bellcore
                                                                J. Bound
                                                                 Digital
                                                              W. Stevens
                                                              Consultant
                                                              April 1997

               Basic Socket Interface Extensions for IPv6

Status of this Memo

   This memo provides information for the Internet community.  This memo
   does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.  Distribution of
   this memo is unlimited.

Abstract

   The de facto standard application program interface (API) for TCP/IP
   applications is the "sockets" interface.  Although this API was
   developed for Unix in the early 1980s it has also been implemented on
   a wide variety of non-Unix systems.  TCP/IP applications