Recommendations on Filtering of IPv6 Packets Containing IPv6 Extension Headers

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Authors Fernando Gont  , Will LIU  , Ron Bonica 
Last updated 2015-02-27 (latest revision 2014-08-26)
Replaced by draft-ietf-opsec-ipv6-eh-filtering
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This document provides advice on the filtering of IPv6 packets based on the IPv6 Extension Headers and the IPv6 options they contain. Additionally, it discusses the operational and interoperability implications of discarding packets based on the IPv6 Extension Headers and IPv6 options they contain.


Fernando Gont (
Will LIU (
Ron Bonica (

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