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Operational Issues Associated With Long IPv6 Header Chains

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
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Authors Warren "Ace" Kumari , Joel Jaeggli , Ron Bonica , Jen Linkova
Last updated 2015-12-18 (Latest revision 2015-06-16)
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This memo specifies requirements for IPv6 forwarders as they process packets with long header chains. It also provides guidance for application developers whose applications might rely on long headers chains. As background, this memo explains how many ASIC-based IPv6 forwarders process packets and why processing of packets with long header chains might be problematic.


Warren "Ace" Kumari
Joel Jaeggli
Ron Bonica
Jen Linkova

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