RFC 6564 on A Uniform Format for IPv6 Extension Headers

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        RFC 6564

        Title:      A Uniform Format for IPv6 
                    Extension Headers 
        Author:     S. Krishnan, J. Woodyatt,
                    E. Kline, J. Hoagland,
                    M. Bhatia
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       April 2012
        Mailbox:    suresh.krishnan@ericsson.com, 
        Pages:      6
        Characters: 12879
        Updates:    RFC2460

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-6man-exthdr-06.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6564.txt

In IPv6, optional internet-layer information is encoded in separate
headers that may be placed between the IPv6 header and the transport-layer
header.  There are a small number of such extension headers
currently defined.  This document describes the issues that can arise
when defining new extension headers and discusses the alternate
extension mechanisms in IPv6.  It also provides a common format for
defining any new IPv6 extension headers, if they are needed.  

This document is a product of the IPv6 Maintenance Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

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