RFC 8021

Generation of IPv6 Atomic Fragments Considered Harmful, January 2017

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https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc8021.txt
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Status:
INFORMATIONAL
Authors:
F. Gont
W. Liu
T. Anderson
Stream:
IETF
Source:
6man (int)

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC8021

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Abstract

This document discusses the security implications of the generation of IPv6 atomic fragments and a number of interoperability issues associated with IPv6 atomic fragments. It concludes that the aforementioned functionality is undesirable and thus documents the motivation for removing this functionality from an upcoming revision of the core IPv6 protocol specification (RFC 2460).


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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