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Recommendations on filtering of IPv4 packets containing IPv4 options

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Authors Fernando Gont , Ran Atkinson , Carlos Pignataro
Last updated 2012-09-06 (Latest revision 2012-03-11)
Replaced by RFC 7126
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Stream Stream state (No stream defined)
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IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-ietf-opsec-ip-options-filtering
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft is available in these formats:


This document document provides advice on the filtering of IPv4 packets based on the IPv4 options they contain. Additionally, it discusses the operational and interoperability implications of dropping packets based on the IP options they contain.


Fernando Gont
Ran Atkinson
Carlos Pignataro

(Note: The e-mail addresses provided for the authors of this Internet-Draft may no longer be valid.)