Label Based IP Reassembly
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Internet Area Working Group                                    A. Bhati
Internet Draft                                      Samsung Electronics
Intended status: Standards Track                       October 25, 2016
Expires: April 2017

                         Label Based IP Reassembly
              draft-bhati-intarea-frag-label-reassembly-00.txt

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Abstract

   This document describes a faster mechanism to re-assemble IPv4 and
   IPv6 fragments when fragment labels are used instead of fragment
   offset to reassemble the packets.

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction...................................................4
   2. Conventions used in this document..............................4
   3. Changes from RFC 791...........................................5
   4. IPv4 Fragment field discussion.................................6
      4.1. Current status as per RFC 791.............................6
      4.2. Changes suggested by this document........................7
      4.3. Illustration of fragment label on IPv4 packet.............8
   5. IPv6 Fragment header discussion...............................12
      5.1. Current status as per RFC 2460...........................12
      5.2. Changes suggested by this document.......................13
   6. Security Considerations.......................................14
   7. IANA Considerations...........................................15
   8. Conclusions...................................................16
   9. References....................................................17
      9.1. Normative References.....................................17
      9.2. Informative References...................................17
   10. Acknowledgments..............................................18
   Appendix A. IP Packet Reassembly Processing......................19

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1. Introduction

   IPv4 as originally defined in RFC 791, has 3 bits of flags field and
   13 bits of fragment offset field to perform IP fragmentation and IP
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