Subject: Re: protocol numbers
To: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/27/2000 13:00:22
>> i didn't think it got any bigger with ipv6...did it?
>No, still 8bit in v6:
>  Next Header          8-bit selector.  Identifies the type of header
>                        immediately following the IPv6 header.  Uses the
>                        same values as the IPv4 Protocol field [RFC-1700
>                        et seq.].

i expected as much, but a quick glance didn't tell me that the name of
the field had been altered to sound more generic.  as such, i didn't
find a "protocol" field.

besides...who really uses more than, say, five protocols in any given

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