Transmission and Processing of IPv6 Extension Headers, December 2013
- File formats:
- PROPOSED STANDARD
- RFC 2460, RFC 2780
- B. Carpenter
- 6man (int)
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Various IPv6 extension headers have been standardised since the IPv6 standard was first published. This document updates RFC 2460 to clarify how intermediate nodes should deal with such extension headers and with any that are defined in the future. It also specifies how extension headers should be registered by IANA, with a corresponding minor update to RFC 2780.
For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.
For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.