Operational Implications of IPv6 Packets with Extension Headers

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Authors Fernando Gont  , Nick Hilliard  , Gert Doering , Warren Kumari  , Geoff Huston 
Last updated 2020-07-25
Replaced by RFC 9098
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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 (fgont@si6networks.com)
Nick Hilliard (nick@inex.ie)
Gert Doering (gert@space.net)
Warren Kumari (warren@kumari.net)
Geoff Huston (gih@apnic.net)

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