Recommendations on Filtering of IPv6 Packets Containing IPv6 Extension Headers
draft-ietf-opsec-ipv6-eh-filtering-02

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Last updated 2017-05-04 (latest revision 2016-10-31)
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft can be found at
https://www.ietf.org/archive/id/draft-ietf-opsec-ipv6-eh-filtering-02.txt

Abstract

It is common operator practice to mitigate security risks by enforcing appropriate packet filtering. This document analyzes both the general security implications of IPv6 Extension Headers and the specific security implications of each Extension Header and Option type. Additionally, it discusses the operational and interoperability implications of discarding packets based on the IPv6 Extension Headers and IPv6 options they contain. Finally, it provides advice on the filtering of such IPv6 packets at transit routers, for those cases in which such filtering is deemed as necessary.

Authors

Fernando Gont (fgont@si6networks.com)
Will LIU (liushucheng@huawei.com)
Ron Bonica (rbonica@juniper.net)

(Note: The e-mail addresses provided for the authors of this Internet-Draft may no longer be valid.)