Last Call: <draft-ietf-intarea-frag-fragile-12.txt> (IP Fragmentation Considered Fragile) to Best Current Practice

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The IESG has received a request from the Internet Area Working Group WG
(intarea) to consider the following document: - 'IP Fragmentation Considered
  <draft-ietf-intarea-frag-fragile-12.txt> as Best Current Practice

The IESG plans to make a decision in the next few weeks, and solicits final
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   This document describes IP fragmentation and explains how it
   introduces fragility to Internet communication.

   This document also proposes alternatives to IP fragmentation and
   provides recommendations for developers and network operators.

The file can be obtained via

IESG discussion can be tracked via

No IPR declarations have been submitted directly on this I-D.

The document contains these normative downward references.
See RFC 3967 for additional information: 
    rfc1191: Path MTU discovery (Draft Standard - Legacy stream)
    rfc4821: Packetization Layer Path MTU Discovery (Proposed Standard - IETF stream)
    draft-ietf-tsvwg-datagram-plpmtud: Packetization Layer Path MTU Discovery for Datagram Transports (None - IETF stream)
    rfc6438: Using the IPv6 Flow Label for Equal Cost Multipath Routing and Link Aggregation in Tunnels (Proposed Standard - IETF stream)
    rfc6437: IPv6 Flow Label Specification (Proposed Standard - IETF stream)