Attribution Option for Extension Header Insertion

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Author Tom Herbert 
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This document defines an "Attribution Option" that provides attribution for IPv6 extension headers, Hop-by-Hop options, or Destination options that are inserted by intermediate nodes in the delivery path of a packet. The purpose of this option is twofold: first it identifies the extension headers or options that have been inserted, secondly it attributes the inserted extension headers or options to the node responsible for inserting them.


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