The IESG has approved the following document:
- 'Generation of IPv6 Atomic Fragments Considered Harmful'
(draft-ietf-6man-deprecate-atomfrag-generation-08.txt) as Informational
This document is the product of the IPv6 Maintenance Working Group.
The IESG contact persons are Suresh Krishnan and Terry Manderson.
A URL of this Internet Draft is:
This document discusses the security implications of the generation
of IPv6 atomic fragments and a number of interoperability issues
associated with IPv6 atomic fragments, and concludes that the
aforementioned functionality is undesirable, thus documenting the
motivation for removing this functionality in the revision of the
core IPv6 protocol specification.
Working Group Summary
The document was developed and adopted in the 6MAN w.g. and the
deprecating of the remaining case of atomic fragment generation was
included in draft-ietf-6man-rfc2460bis based on an earlier standards
track version of this draft. After this was done the authors agree to
remove the RFC2460 update and change the status of this document as
There is wide support for this document and the relevant changes in
draft-ietf-6man-rfc2460bis. The document has had extensive review in
the w.g. including reviews by the w.g. chairs.
Bob Hinden is the document shepherd. Suresh Krishnan is the responsible