Recommendations on filtering of IPv4 packets containing IPv4 options

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Authors Fernando Gont  , R. Atkinson  , Carlos Pignataro 
Last updated 2012-09-06 (latest revision 2012-03-11)
Replaced by RFC 7126, RFC 7126
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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 (
R. Atkinson (
Carlos Pignataro (

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