[rfc-dist] RFC 7690 on Close Encounters of the ICMP Type 2 Kind (Near Misses with ICMPv6 Packet Too Big (PTB))

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        RFC 7690

        Title:      Close Encounters of the ICMP Type 2 Kind 
                    (Near Misses with ICMPv6 Packet Too Big (PTB)) 
        Author:     M. Byerly,
                    M. Hite,
                    J. Jaeggli
        Status:     Informational
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       January 2016
        Mailbox:    suckawha at gmail.com, 
                    mhite at hotmail.com, 
                    joelja at gmail.com
        Pages:      9
        Characters: 19061
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-v6ops-pmtud-ecmp-problem-06.txt

        URL:        https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7690

        DOI:        http://dx.doi.org/10.17487/RFC7690

This document calls attention to the problem of delivering ICMPv6
type 2 "Packet Too Big" (PTB) messages to the intended destination
(typically the server) in ECMP load-balanced or anycast network
architectures.  It discusses operational mitigations that can be
employed to address this class of failures.

This document is a product of the IPv6 Operations Working Group of the IETF.


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