Re: Last Call: <draft-ietf-intarea-ipv4-id-update-05.txt> (Updated Specification of the IPv4 ID Field) to Proposed Standard

Masataka Ohta <mohta@necom830.hpcl.titech.ac.jp> Sat, 16 June 2012 06:51 UTC

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Subject: Re: Last Call: <draft-ietf-intarea-ipv4-id-update-05.txt> (Updated Specification of the IPv4 ID Field) to Proposed Standard
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Joe Touch wrote:

> Again, this document doesn't change the current situation. Operators who
> clear the DF bit are not innocent - they need to override a default
> setting. They are active participants. They ARE guilty of violating
> existing standards.

While IETF is not a protocol police and clearing DF is not
considered guilty by operators community, the following
draft:

	draft-generic-v6ops-tunmtu-03.txt

to fragment IPv6 packets by intermediate routers should be
very interesting to you.

						Masataka Ohta