NET-IPV6-059 - The administrator must ensure that the maximum hop limit is at least 32.


The Neighbor Discovery protocol allows a hop limit value to be advertised by routers in a Router Advertisement message to be used by hosts instead of the standardized default value. If a very small value was configured and advertised to hosts on the LAN segment, communications would fail due to hop limit reaching zero before the packets sent by a host reached its destination.


Configure maximum hop limit to at least 32.

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This security hardening control applies to the following category of controls within NIST 800-53: Configuration Management.This control applies to the following type of system Juniper.