Internet Protocol, Version 6 (IPv6) Specification
draft-hinden-6man-rfc2460bis-04

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Network Working Group                                         S. Deering
Internet-Draft                                                   Retired
Obsoletes: 2460 (if approved)                                  R. Hinden
Intended status: Standards Track                    Check Point Software
Expires: February 15, 2016                               August 14, 2015

           Internet Protocol, Version 6 (IPv6) Specification
                    draft-hinden-6man-rfc2460bis-04

Abstract

   This document specifies version 6 of the Internet Protocol (IPv6),
   also sometimes referred to as IP Next Generation or IPng.  It
   obsoletes RFC2460

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   3.  IPv6 Header Format  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   4.  IPv6 Extension Headers  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     4.1.  Extension Header Order  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     4.2.  Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     4.3.  Hop-by-Hop Options Header . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     4.4.  Routing Header  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     4.5.  Fragment Header . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     4.6.  Destination Options Header  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
     4.7.  No Next Header  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
   5.  Packet Size Issues  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
   6.  Flow Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
   7.  Traffic Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
   8.  Upper-Layer Protocol Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  22
     8.1.  Upper-Layer Checksums . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  22
     8.2.  Maximum Packet Lifetime . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  23
     8.3.  Maximum Upper-Layer Payload Size  . . . . . . . . . . . .  24
     8.4.  Responding to Packets Carrying Routing Headers  . . . . .  24
   9.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  24
   10. Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  25
   11. Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  25
   12. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  25
     12.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  25
     12.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  26
   Appendix A.  Formatting Guidelines for Options  . . . . . . . . .  26
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