Generation of IPv6 Atomic Fragments Considered Harmful
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: "IETF-Announce" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: "Robert M. Hinden" <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, "The IESG" <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Document Action: 'Generation of IPv6 Atomic Fragments Considered Harmful' to Informational RFC (draft-ietf-6man-deprecate-atomfrag-generation-08.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Generation of IPv6 Atomic Fragments Considered Harmful' (draft-ietf-6man-deprecate-atomfrag-generation-08.txt) as Informational RFC This document is the product of the IPv6 Maintenance Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Suresh Krishnan and Terry Manderson. A URL of this Internet Draft is: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-6man-deprecate-atomfrag-generation/
Technical Summary This document discusses the security implications of the generation of IPv6 atomic fragments and a number of interoperability issues associated with IPv6 atomic fragments, and concludes that the aforementioned functionality is undesirable, thus documenting the motivation for removing this functionality in the revision of the core IPv6 protocol specification. Working Group Summary The document was developed and adopted in the 6MAN w.g. and the deprecating of the remaining case of atomic fragment generation was included in draft-ietf-6man-rfc2460bis based on an earlier standards track version of this draft. After this was done the authors agree to remove the RFC2460 update and change the status of this document as Informational. Document Quality There is wide support for this document and the relevant changes in draft-ietf-6man-rfc2460bis. The document has had extensive review in the w.g. including reviews by the w.g. chairs. Personnel Bob Hinden is the document shepherd. Suresh Krishnan is the responsible area director.