Re: [secdir] Secdir last call review of draft-ietf-opsec-ipv6-eh-filtering-06

Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter@gmail.com> Wed, 05 December 2018 03:07 UTC

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To: Nancy Cam-Winget <ncamwing@cisco.com>, secdir@ietf.org
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From: Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter@gmail.com>
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Subject: Re: [secdir] Secdir last call review of draft-ietf-opsec-ipv6-eh-filtering-06
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On 2018-12-05 15:29, Nancy Cam-Winget wrote:

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> Section 3.1: Not sure this is correct:  “[RFC7045] identifies
>    which of the currently assigned Internet Protocol numbers identify
>    IPv6 EHs vs. upper-layer protocols. ”
> Reading RFC7045: it seems to be focused on how to process the extensions
> appropriately not sure it really does the identification of protocol layering
> or distinction?

It set up the IANA registry that makes the distinction:
https://www.iana.org/assignments/ipv6-parameters/ipv6-parameters.xhtml#extension-header

There is no way except looking in that registry to distinguish an EH number
from a protocol number.

    Brian