Request for Comments: 5871
Category: Standards Track
IANA Allocation Guidelines for the IPv6 Routing Header
This document specifies the IANA guidelines for allocating new values for the Routing Type field in the IPv6 Routing Header.
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This document specifies the IANA guidelines [RFC5226] for allocating new values for the Routing Type field in the IPv6 Routing Header [RFC2460]. Previously, no IANA guidance existed for such allocations.
2. IANA Considerations
New Routing Type values are allocated through IETF Review or IESG Approval [RFC5226].
Note that two experimental values (253 and 254) are already available for use [RFC4727].
3. Security Considerations
This specification does not change the security properties of the Routing Header. However, past experience shows that it is easy to design routing headers that have significant problems [RFC5095].
4.1. Normative References
4.2. Informative References
Appendix A. Changes from RFC 2460
This document specifies only the IANA rules associated with the Routing Type field.
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