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Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMPv6) for the Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) (RFC1885)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004141D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 13 page(s) / 29K

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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). The Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) messages specified in STD 5, RFC 1112 have been merged into ICMP, for IPv6, and are included in this document.

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Network Working Group A. Conta, Digital Equipment Corporation

Request for Comments: 1885 S. Deering, Xerox PARC

Category: Standards Track December 1995

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.

Abstract

This document specifies a set of Internet Control Message Protocol

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

(IPv6). The Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) messages

specified in STD 5, RFC 1112 have been merged into ICMP, for IPv6,

and are included in this document.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction........................................3

2. ICMPv6 (ICMP for IPv6)..............................3

2.1 Message General Format.......................3

2.2 Message Source Address Determination.........4

2.3 Message Checksum Calculation.................5

2.4 Message Processing Rules.....................5

3. ICMPv6 Error Messages...............................8

3.1 Destination Unreachable Message..............8

3.2 Packet Too Big Message......................10

3.3 Time Exceeded Message.......................11

3.4 Parameter Problem Message...................12

4. ICMPv6 Informational Messages......................14

4.1 Echo Request Message........................14

4.2 Echo Reply Message..........................15

4.3 Group Membership Messages...................17

5. References.........................................19

6. Acknowledgements...................................19

7. Security Considerations............................19

Authors' Addresses....................................20

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 Internet Group Membership

Protocol (IGMP) specified for IPv4 [RFC-1112] has also been revised

and has been absorbed into ICMP for IPv6. The resulting protocol is

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

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