Bug ID 686906: Fragmented IPv6 packets not handled correctly on Virtual Edition

Last Modified: Jul 12, 2023

Affected Product(s):
BIG-IP All(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
13.0.0, 13.0.0 HF1, 13.0.0 HF2, 13.0.0 HF3, 13.0.1, 13.1.0,,,,,,,

Fixed In:

Opened: Oct 03, 2017

Severity: 3-Major

Related Article: K02465203


Use of IP fragmentation with IPv6 packets might not be handled correctly by BIG-IP Virtual Edition (VE) platforms. The initial fragmented are received, but subsequent fragments are discarded.


Traffic which depends upon fragmented IPv6 packets will not be successfully processed.


VE with IPv6 packets and IP fragmentation.


There is no workaround at this time.

Fix Information

These fragments are now handled correctly in the same manner as IPv4.

Behavior Change

Guides & references

K10134038: F5 Bug Tracker Filter Names and Tips