RFC 3514

The Security Flag in the IPv4 Header, April 1 2003

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Status:
INFORMATIONAL
Author:
S. Bellovin
Stream:
[Legacy]

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC3514

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Abstract

Firewalls, packet filters, intrusion detection systems, and the like often have difficulty distinguishing between packets that have malicious intent and those that are merely unusual. We define a security flag in the IPv4 header as a means of distinguishing the two cases. This memo provides information for the Internet community.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 8729.


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