IPv6 Minimum Path MTU Hop-by-Hop Option
draft-hinden-6man-mtu-option-02

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (6man WG)
Last updated 2019-08-08 (latest revision 2019-07-05)
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft can be found at
https://www.ietf.org/archive/id/draft-hinden-6man-mtu-option-02.txt

Abstract

This document specifies a new Hop-by-Hop IPv6 option that is used to record the minimum Path MTU along the forward path between a source to a destination host. This collects a minimum recorded MTU along the path to the destination. The value can then be communicated back to the source using the return Path MTU field in the option. This Hop-by-Hop option is intended to be used in environments like Data Centers and on paths between Data Centers, to allow them to better take advantage of paths able to support a large Path MTU.

Authors

Bob Hinden (bob.hinden@gmail.com)
Gorry Fairhurst (gorry@erg.abdn.ac.uk)

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