Formally Deprecating Some ICMPv4 Message Types (RFC6918)
Original Publication Date: 2013-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2013-Apr-19
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
F. Gont: AUTHOR [+2]
A number of ICMPv4 [RFC0792] message types have been specified over the years. A number of these message types have become obsolete in practice, but have never been formally deprecated. This document deprecates such ICMPv4 message types, "cleaning up" the corresponding IANA registry. Additionally, it updates RFC 792 and RFC 950, obsoletes RFC 1788, and requests the RFC Editor to change the status of RFC 1788 to Historic.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) F. Gont Request for Comments: 6918 UTN-FRH / SI6 Networks Obsoletes: 1788 C. Pignataro Updates: 792, 950 Cisco Systems Category: Standards Track April 2013 ISSN: 2070-1721
Formally Deprecating Some ICMPv4 Message Types
A number of ICMPv4 message types have become obsolete in practice, but have never been formally deprecated. This document deprecates such ICMPv4 message types, thus cleaning up the corresponding IANA registry. Additionally, it updates RFC 792 and RFC 950, obsoletes RFC 1788, and requests the RFC Editor to change the status of RFC 1788 to Historic.
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RFC 6918 Deprecating Some ICMPv4 Messages April 2013
Table of Contents
1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
2. Discussion of Deprecated ICMPv4 Message Types . . . . . . . . . 3
2.1. Alternate Host Address (Type 6) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
2.2. Information Request (Type 15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
2.3. Information Reply (Type 16) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
2.4. Address Mask Requ...