Re: I-D Action: draft-ietf-6man-oversized-header-chain-01.txt

Fernando Gont <fgont@si6networks.com> Mon, 16 July 2012 21:45 UTC

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Folks,

I've posted a rev of draft-ietf-6man-oversized-header-chain. It
incorporates a clarification of what we mean by "entire IPv6 header
chain", as suggested by Suresh.

Since this I-D is very simple and short, and has been pretty stable for
a while, I personally think that it should be ready for WGLC.

Thoughts?

Best regards,
Fernando




On 07/16/2012 10:38 PM, internet-drafts@ietf.org wrote:
> 
> A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts directories.
>  This draft is a work item of the IPv6 Maintenance Working Group of the IETF.
> 
> 	Title           : Security and Interoperability Implications of Oversized IPv6 Header Chains
> 	Author(s)       : Fernando Gont
>                           Vishwas Manral
> 	Filename        : draft-ietf-6man-oversized-header-chain-01.txt
> 	Pages           : 13
> 	Date            : 2012-07-16
> 
> Abstract:
>    The IPv6 specification allows IPv6 header chains of an arbitrary
>    size.  The specification also allows options which can in turn extend
>    each of the headers.  In those scenarios in which the IPv6 header
>    chain or options are unusually long and packets are fragmented, or
>    scenarios in which the fragment size is very small, the first
>    fragment of a packet may fail to include the entire IPv6 header
>    chain.  This document discusses the interoperability and security
>    problems of such traffic, and updates RFC 2460 such that the first
>    fragment of a packet is required to contain the entire IPv6 header
>    chain.
> 
> 
> The IETF datatracker status page for this draft is:
> https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-6man-oversized-header-chain
> 
> There's also a htmlized version available at:
> http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-6man-oversized-header-chain-01
> 
> A diff from previous version is available at:
> http://tools.ietf.org/rfcdiff?url2=draft-ietf-6man-oversized-header-chain-01
> 
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