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Transmission of IPv6 Extension Headers

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Authors Brian E. Carpenter , Sheng Jiang
Last updated 2013-05-10 (Latest revision 2013-02-21)
Replaced by draft-ietf-6man-ext-transmit
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft is available in these formats:


Various IPv6 extension headers have been defined since the IPv6 standard was first published. This document updates RFC 2460 to clarify how intermediate nodes should deal with such extension headers and with any that are defined in future. It also specifies how extension headers should be registered by IANA, with a corresponding minor update to RFC 2780.


Brian E. Carpenter
Sheng Jiang

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