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The UDP Tunnel Transport mode

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
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Author Gorry Fairhurst
Last updated 2010-02-10
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This document proposes a standards track protocol called the UDP Tunnel Transport. This protocol updates the UDP processing of RFC 2460 for IPv6 hosts and routers. The update enables a sender to generate a UDP datagram where the UDP checksum is replaced by a header check determined only by the protocol header information. For this use, the document also updates the way the IPv6 UDP length field is interpreted. This mode is intended to minimise the processing cost for the transport of tunnel packets using UDP.


Gorry Fairhurst

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