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RFC 9098 - Operational Implications of IPv6 Packets with Extension Headers

  • Warren Kumari
  • Fernando Gont
  • Nick Hilliard
  • Gert Doering
  • Geoff Huston
  • Will (Shucheng) Liu
IETF Request For Comments, RFC Editor (2021), pp. 17


This document summarizes the operational implications of IPv6 extension headers specified in the IPv6 protocol specification (RFC 8200) and attempts to analyze reasons why packets with IPv6 extension headers are often dropped in the public Internet.

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