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Subject: [v6ops] RFC 7872 on Observations on the Dropping of Packets
with IPv6 Extension Headers in the Real World
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2016 16:57:35 -0700 (PDT)
From: rfc-editor at rfc-editor.org
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        RFC 7872

        Title:      Observations on the Dropping of
                    Packets with IPv6 Extension Headers in
                    the Real World
        Author:     F. Gont, J. Linkova,
                    T. Chown, W. Liu
        Status:     Informational
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       June 2016
        Mailbox:    fgont at si6networks.com,
                    furry at google.com,
                    tim.chown at jisc.ac.uk,
                    liushucheng at huawei.com
        Pages:      15
        Characters: 30924
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-v6ops-ipv6-ehs-in-real-world-02.txt

        URL:        https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7872

        DOI:        http://dx.doi.org/10.17487/RFC7872

This document presents real-world data regarding the extent to which
packets with IPv6 Extension Headers (EHs) are dropped in the Internet
(as originally measured in August 2014 and later in June 2015, with
similar results) and where in the network such dropping occurs.  The
aforementioned results serve as a problem statement that is expected
to trigger operational advice on the filtering of IPv6 packets
carrying IPv6 EHs so that the situation improves over time.  This
document also explains how the results were obtained, such that the
corresponding measurements can be reproduced by other members of the
community and repeated over time to observe changes in the handling
of packets with IPv6 EHs.

This document is a product of the IPv6 Operations Working Group of the IETF.


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