Shepherd writeup
rfc7872-02

Document Shepherd Write-up for draft-ietf-v6ops-ipv6-ehs-in-real-world

1. Summary
Shepherd: Lee Howard
AD: Joel Jaeggli
The authors measured drops of packets with extension headers.  It’s an informational draft, intended it to solicit operational advice on treatment of packets with EH.

2. Review and Consensus
Interest level has varied; related work was presented at IEPG and v6ops besides this draft.  About 250 mailing list comments from more than 30 people over 16 months, good discussion at several WG meetings.
WGLC: 4 affirmative comments, some nits which have been addressed.
There were some controversial elements, but they have been addressed. The document makes no recommendations; the WG is considering another document, and may suggest 6man work.
There have been no formal reviews, nor do I think any are necessary.

3. Intellectual Property
None. 

4. Other Points
The authors tested several kinds of EH packets to many hosts on many networks. This document describes their results and methods. It may be taken as a problem statement, or simply as feedback to the IETF on the success of Extension Headers.






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