Internet Protocol, Version 6 (IPv6) Specification
draft-ietf-6man-rfc2460bis-08

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Network Working Group                                         S. Deering
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Obsoletes: 2460 (if approved)                                  R. Hinden
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           Internet Protocol, Version 6 (IPv6) Specification
                     draft-ietf-6man-rfc2460bis-08

Abstract

   This document specifies version 6 of the Internet Protocol (IPv6).
   It obsoletes RFC2460

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   3.  IPv6 Header Format  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   4.  IPv6 Extension Headers  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     4.1.  Extension Header Order  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     4.2.  Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     4.3.  Hop-by-Hop Options Header . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     4.4.  Routing Header  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     4.5.  Fragment Header . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     4.6.  Destination Options Header  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
     4.7.  No Next Header  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  22
     4.8.  Defining New Extension Headers and Options  . . . . . . .  22
   5.  Packet Size Issues  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  23
   6.  Flow Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  24
   7.  Traffic Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  24
   8.  Upper-Layer Protocol Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  25
     8.1.  Upper-Layer Checksums . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  25
     8.2.  Maximum Packet Lifetime . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  26
     8.3.  Maximum Upper-Layer Payload Size  . . . . . . . . . . . .  27
     8.4.  Responding to Packets Carrying Routing Headers  . . . . .  27
   9.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  28
   10. Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  28
   11. Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  28
   12. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  29
     12.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  29
     12.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  29
   Appendix A.  Formatting Guidelines for Options  . . . . . . . . .  31
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