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Deployment considerations of IPv6 packets with options

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
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Authors Shuping Peng , Giuseppe Fioccola , Jie Dong
Last updated 2023-09-14 (Latest revision 2023-03-13)
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As more and more new services using IPv6 options have been proposed and start being deployed in a large-scale network environment, issues also start showing up in deployments. This document describes and analyzes the issues encountered, and aims to provide deployment guidance when the IPv6 options are used.


Shuping Peng
Giuseppe Fioccola
Jie Dong

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