A Uniform Format for IPv6 Extension Headers
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: RFC Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org>, 6man mailing list <email@example.com>, 6man chair <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Protocol Action: 'An uniform format for IPv6 extension headers' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-6man-exthdr-06.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'An uniform format for IPv6 extension headers' (draft-ietf-6man-exthdr-06.txt) as a Proposed Standard This document is the product of the IPv6 Maintenance Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Jari Arkko and Ralph Droms. A URL of this Internet Draft is: http://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-6man-exthdr/
Technical Summary This document describes the issues that can arise when defining new extension headers and discusses the alternative extension mechanisms in IPv6. It also provides a format for defining new IPv6 extension headers that would allow implementations to process past unknown extension headers. Working Group Summary This document was reviewed by the 6man WG and represents the consensus of that groups. Document Quality This document has been reviewed by the members and co-chairs of the 6MAN working group. Personnel The responsible Area Director is Jari Arkko. The Document Shepherd is Brian Haberman. RFC Editor Note Add "Updates: RFC 2460" to the header.