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IPv6 maintenance Working Group                                   F. Gont
(6man)                                                           UK CPNI
Internet-Draft                                           August 29, 2010
Intended status: Informational
Expires: March 2, 2011


     Moving the Endpoint Identifier (EID) Option to Obsolete Status
                 draft-gont-6man-obsolete-eid-option-00

Abstract

   This document recommends that the IPv6 Endpoint Identification (EID)
   option (hex value 0x8a) be moved to Obsolete status.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
   2.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
   3.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
   4.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
   5.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
     5.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
     5.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
   Appendix A.  Changes from previous versions of the draft (to
                be removed by the RFC Editor before publication
                of this document as a RFC  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
   Author's Address  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9






































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1.  Introduction

   The Endpoint Identification option (hex value 0x8a) [EID-OPTION] was
   meant to be used with the Nimrod routing architecture [NIMROD-DOC],
   but has never seen widespread deployment.  Therefore, this document
   instructs IANA to change the "Destination Options and Hop-by-Hop
   Options" registry [IANA-IPV6-PARAMETERS] accordingly, marking option
   0x8a as "Obsolete".











































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2.  Security Considerations

   This document has no security implications.

   RFC Editor: Please remove this section before publication.














































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3.  IANA Considerations

   IANA is requested to mark option 0x8a in the "Destination Options and
   Hop-by-Hop Options" registry [IANA-IPV6-PARAMETERS] as "Obsolete",
   with a reference to this RFC.














































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4.  Acknowledgements

   Fernando Gont would like to thank CPNI (http://www.cpni.gov.uk) for
   their continued support.















































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5.  References

5.1.  Normative References

   [RFC2119]  Bradner, S., "Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate
              Requirement Levels", BCP 14, RFC 2119, March 1997.

5.2.  Informative References

   [EID-OPTION]
              LynnRoy, C., "Endpoint Identifier Destination Option",
              Work in Progress, November 1995.

   [NIMROD-DOC]
              Nimrod Documentation Page,
              "http://ana-3.lcs.mit.edu/~jnc/nimrod/".

   [IANA-IPV6-PARAMETERS]
              Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) Parameters,
              "http://www.iana.org/assignments/ipv6-parameters".































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Appendix A.  Changes from previous versions of the draft (to be removed
             by the RFC Editor before publication of this document as a
             RFC
















































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Author's Address

   Fernando Gont
   UK Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure

   Email: fernando@gont.com.ar













































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