hop-by-hop extension header update

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Authors Zhonghua Chen  , Sreenatha Setty , Tina Tsou 
Last updated 2012-09-13 (latest revision 2012-03-12)
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The Hop-by-Hop Options header is used to convey optional information that must be examined by every node along a packet's delivery path. This document updates RFC2460, removing the requirement that source nodes must process the Hop-by-Hop extension header, on the basis that it imposes a performance impact with no advantages.


Zhonghua Chen (18918588897@189.cn)
Sreenatha Setty (sreenathabs@huawei.com)
Tina Tsou (tina.tsou.zouting@huawei.com)

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