Generation of IPv6 Atomic Fragments Considered Harmful (RFC8021)
Original Publication Date: 2017-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2017-Jan-07
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F. Gont: AUTHOR [+3]
[RFC2460] specifies the IPv6 fragmentation mechanism, which allows IPv6 packets to be fragmented into smaller pieces such that they can fit in the Path MTU to the intended destination(s).
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) F. Gont Request for Comments: 8021 SI6 Networks / UTN-FRH Category: Informational W. Liu ISSN: 2070-1721 Huawei Technologies T. Anderson Redpill Linpro January 2017
Generation of IPv6 Atomic Fragments Considered Harmful
This document discusses the security implications of the generation of IPv6 atomic fragments and a number of interoperability issues associated with IPv6 atomic fragments. It concludes that the aforementioned functionality is undesirable and thus documents the motivation for removing this functionality from an upcoming revision of the core IPv6 protocol specification (RFC 2460).
Status of This Memo
This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is published for informational purposes.
This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). It represents the consensus of the IETF community. It has received public review and has been approved for publication by the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG). Not all documents approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 7841.
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RFC 8021 IPv6 Atomic Fragments Considered Harmful January 2017
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