Deprecation of Type 0 Routing Headers in IPv6, December 2007
- File formats:
- PROPOSED STANDARD
- RFC 2460, RFC 4294
- J. Abley
- ipv6 (int)
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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]
For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.
For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.