Formally Deprecating some IPv4 Options
draft-gp-intarea-obsolete-ipv4-options-iana-01

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Internet-Draft                                             Cisco Systems
Intended status: Standards Track                                 F. Gont
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                                                            July 7, 2012

                 Formally Deprecating some IPv4 Options
             draft-gp-intarea-obsolete-ipv4-options-iana-01

Abstract

   A number of IPv4 options have become obsolete in practice, but have
   never been formally deprecated.  This document deprecates such IPv4
   options, thus cleaning up the corresponding IANA registry, and
   serving as a basis for providing advice about the filtering of
   packets containing these options.  Additionally, it requests that the
   status of the corresponding RFCs be changed to "Historic".

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
   2.  Discussion of Deprecated Options  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
     2.1.  Stream ID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
     2.2.  Extended Internet Protocol  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
     2.3.  Traceroute  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
     2.4.  ENCODE  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
     2.5.  VISA  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
     2.6.  Address Extension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
     2.7.  Selective Directed Broadcast  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
     2.8.  Dynamic Packet State  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
     2.9.  Upstream Multicast Pkt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
   3.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
   4.  Changing the status of the corresponding RFCs to Historic . . . 5
   5.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
   6.  Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
   7.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
     7.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
     7.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

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1.  Introduction

   The Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) [RFC0791] provides for
   expansion of the protocol by supporting a number of "options" in the
   variable-length IPv4 header.  IPv4 options are identified by an
   option "type" value, whose registration is managed by IANA [IANA-IP].
   A number of IPv4 options have become obsolete in practice, but have
   never been formally deprecated.  This document deprecates such IPv4
   options, "cleaning up" the corresponding IANA registry.

2.  Discussion of Deprecated Options

   The following subsections discuss the details of options being
   deprecated, and no other reference information has been found.
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