Path MTU Discovery for IP version 6 (RFC8201)
Original Publication Date: 2017-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2017-Jul-15
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
J. McCann: AUTHOR [+5]
When one IPv6 node has a large amount of data to send to another node, the data is transmitted in a series of IPv6 packets. These packets can have a size less than or equal to the Path MTU (PMTU). Alternatively, they can be larger packets that are fragmented into a series of fragments each with a size less than or equal to the PMTU.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) J. McCann Request for Comments: 8201 Digital Equipment Corporation STD: 87 S. Deering Obsoletes: 1981 Retired Category: Standards Track J. Mogul ISSN: 2070-1721 Digital Equipment Corporation R. Hinden, Ed. Check Point Software July 2017
Path MTU Discovery for IP version 6
This document describes Path MTU Discovery (PMTUD) for IP version 6. It is largely derived from RFC 1191, which describes Path MTU Discovery for IP version 4. It obsoletes RFC 1981.
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RFC 8201 IPv6 Path MTU Discovery July 2017
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