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RFC 5095

"Deprecation of Type 0 Routing Headers in IPv6", December 2007

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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Updates:
RFC 2460, RFC 4294
Authors:
J. Abley
P. Savola
G. Neville-Neil
Stream:
IETF
Source:
ipv6 (int)

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Abstract

The functionality provided by IPv6's Type 0 Routing Header can be exploited in order to achieve traffic amplification over a remote path for the purposes of generating denial-of-service traffic. This document updates the IPv6 specification to deprecate the use of IPv6 Type 0 Routing Headers, in light of this security concern. [STANDARDS-TRACK]


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