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A host SHOULD generate Parameter Problem messages. An incoming Parameter Problem message MUST be passed to the transport layer, and it MAY be reported to the user.


The ICMP Parameter Problem message is sent to the source host for any problem not specifically covered by another ICMP message. Receipt of a Parameter Problem message generally indicates some local or remote implementation error.

A new variant on the Parameter Problem message is hereby defined:

    Code 1 = required option is missing.


This variant is currently in use in the military community for a missing security option.

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