RFC 9098

Operational Implications of IPv6 Packets with Extension Headers, September 2021

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F. Gont
N. Hilliard
G. Doering
W. Kumari
G. Huston
W. Liu
v6ops (ops)

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DOI:  https://doi.org/10.17487/RFC9098

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This document summarizes the operational implications of IPv6 extension headers specified in the IPv6 protocol specification (RFC 8200) and attempts to analyze reasons why packets with IPv6 extension headers are often dropped in the public Internet.

For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 8729.

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