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Re: Flow label versus Extension header - protocol itself
On Sat, 30 Apr 2005, Iljitsch van Beijnum wrote:
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On 29-apr-2005 Francis Dupont wrote:
Why not adding a new extension header?
=> basically as there is no way to deal with a new extension header without
modifying code or more, this will kill all the boxes which are looking
inside packets for good or less good reasons.
I don't think that in this stadium of IPv6 deployment this is that huge a
Also, looks like RFC 2460 dropped the ball here. It actually draws extension
headers as having a next header and a length field in a fixed place, but then
doesn't say that all extension headers should look like that.
section 3 tried to specify, and there are implementation(s) which
assume all the unspecified extension headers are in TLV format.
Unfortunately, there apparently wasn't sufficient interest for this
spec, maybe it was focusing on too many different communities.
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