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Operational Implications of IPv6 Packets with Extension Headers

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Authors Fernando Gont , Nick Hilliard , Gert Döring, Warren "Ace" Kumari , Geoff Huston
Last updated 2020-07-25
Replaced by RFC 9098
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IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-ietf-v6ops-ipv6-ehs-packet-drops
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active.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 summarizes the security and operational implications of IPv6 extension headers, and attempts to analyze reasons why packets with IPv6 extension headers may be dropped in the public Internet.


Fernando Gont
Nick Hilliard
Gert Döring
Warren "Ace" Kumari
Geoff Huston

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