BCP 186, RFC 7126 on Recommendations on Filtering of IPv4 Packets Containing IPv4 Options

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Subject: BCP 186, RFC 7126 on Recommendations on Filtering of IPv4 Packets Containing IPv4 Options
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        BCP 186        
        RFC 7126

        Title:      Recommendations on Filtering of IPv4 
                    Packets Containing IPv4 Options 
        Author:     F. Gont, R. Atkinson,
                    C. Pignataro
        Status:     Best Current Practice
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       February 2014
        Mailbox:    fgont@si6networks.com, 
                    rja.lists@gmail.com, 
                    cpignata@cisco.com
        Pages:      36
        Characters: 72504
        See Also:   BCP 186

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-opsec-ip-options-filtering-07.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc7126.txt

This document provides advice on the filtering of IPv4 packets based
on the IPv4 options they contain.  Additionally, it discusses the
operational and interoperability implications of dropping packets
based on the IP options they contain.

This document is a product of the Operational Security Capabilities for IP Network Infrastructure Working Group of the IETF.


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