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RFC 6104: rogue IPv6 Router Advertisement problem statement

RFC 6104: rogue IPv6 Router Advertisement problem statement
RFC 6104: rogue IPv6 Router Advertisement problem statement
When deploying IPv6, whether IPv6-only or dual-stack, routers are configured to send IPv6 Router Advertisements (RAs) to convey information to nodes that enable them to autoconfigure on the network. This information includes the implied default router address taken from the observed source address of the RA message, as well as on-link prefix information. However, unintended misconfigurations by users or administrators, or possibly malicious attacks on the network, may lead to bogus RAs being present, which in turn can cause operational problems for hosts on the network. In this document, we summarise the scenarios in which rogue RAs may be observed and present a list of possible solutions to the problem. We focus on the unintended causes of rogue RAs in the text. The goal of this text is to be Informational, and as such to present a framework around which solutions can be proposed and discussed.
Chown, Tim
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Venaas, Stig
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Chown, Tim
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Venaas, Stig
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(2011) RFC 6104: rogue IPv6 Router Advertisement problem statement. Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) RFC.

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When deploying IPv6, whether IPv6-only or dual-stack, routers are configured to send IPv6 Router Advertisements (RAs) to convey information to nodes that enable them to autoconfigure on the network. This information includes the implied default router address taken from the observed source address of the RA message, as well as on-link prefix information. However, unintended misconfigurations by users or administrators, or possibly malicious attacks on the network, may lead to bogus RAs being present, which in turn can cause operational problems for hosts on the network. In this document, we summarise the scenarios in which rogue RAs may be observed and present a list of possible solutions to the problem. We focus on the unintended causes of rogue RAs in the text. The goal of this text is to be Informational, and as such to present a framework around which solutions can be proposed and discussed.

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Published date: February 2011
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 346661
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/346661
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ORCID for Tim Chown: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4726-018X

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Date deposited: 07 Jan 2013 16:16
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 13:12

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Author: Tim Chown ORCID iD
Author: Stig Venaas

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