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Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMPv6) for the Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) Specification (RFC2463)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000003042D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 14 page(s) / 31K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

A. Conta: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This document specifies a set of Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) messages for use with version 6 of the Internet Protocol (IPv6).

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Network Working Group A. Conta

Request for Comments: 2463 Lucent

Obsoletes: 1885 S. Deering

Category: Standards Track Cisco Systems

December 1998

Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMPv6)

for the Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)

Specification

Status of this Memo

This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the

Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for

improvements. Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet

Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state

and status of this protocol. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

Copyright (C) The Internet Society (1998). All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

This document specifies a set of Internet Control Message Protocol

(ICMP) messages for use with version 6 of the Internet Protocol

(IPv6).

Table of Contents

1. Introduction........................................2

2. ICMPv6 (ICMP for IPv6)..............................2

2.1 Message General Format.......................2

2.2 Message Source Address Determination.........3

2.3 Message Checksum Calculation.................4

2.4 Message Processing Rules.....................4

3. ICMPv6 Error Messages...............................6

3.1 Destination Unreachable Message..............6

3.2 Packet Too Big Message...................... 8

3.3 Time Exceeded Message....................... 9

3.4 Parameter Problem Message...................10

4. ICMPv6 Informational Messages......................11

4.1 Echo Request Message........................11

4.2 Echo Reply Message..........................12

5. Security Considerations............................13

6. References.........................................14

7. Acknowledgments....................................15

8. Authors' Addresses.................................16

Appendix A - Changes since RFC 1885...................17

Full Copyright Statement..............................18

1. Introduction

The Internet Protocol, version 6 (IPv6) is a new version of IP. IPv6

uses the Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) as defined for IPv4

[RFC-792], with a number of changes. The resulting protocol is

called ICMPv6, and has an IPv6 Next Header value of 58.

This document describes the format of a set of control messages used

in ICMPv6. It does not describe the procedures for using these

messages to achieve functions like Path MTU discovery; such

procedures are described in other documents (e.g., [PMTU]). Other

documents may also introduce additional ICMPv6 message types, such as

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