Last Call: <draft-ietf-v6ops-ipv6-ehs-in-real-world-02.txt> (Observations on the Dropping of Packets with IPv6 Extension Headers in the Real World) to Informational RFC

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The IESG has received a request from the IPv6 Operations WG (v6ops) to
consider the following document:
- 'Observations on the Dropping of Packets with IPv6 Extension Headers in
   the Real World'
  <draft-ietf-v6ops-ipv6-ehs-in-real-world-02.txt> as Informational RFC

The IESG plans to make a decision in the next few weeks, and solicits
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Abstract


   This document presents real-world data regarding the extent to which
   packets with IPv6 extension headers 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 Extension Headers, so that the situation improves over
   time.  This document also explains how the aforementioned 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 extension
   headers.




The file can be obtained via
https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-v6ops-ipv6-ehs-in-real-world/

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https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-v6ops-ipv6-ehs-in-real-world/ballot/


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