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Limits on Sending and Processing IPv6 Extension Headers

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
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Author Tom Herbert
Last updated 2021-12-24 (Latest revision 2021-06-22)
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This specification defines various limits that may be applied to receiving, sending, and otherwise processing packets that contain IPv6 extension headers. The need for such limits is pragmatic to facilitate interoperability amongst hosts and routers in the presence of extension headers and thereby increasing the feasibility of deployment of extension headers.


Tom Herbert

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