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V-74137

The Cisco ISRIOS 4000XE Series router must configure the maximum hop limit value to at least 32.

Finding ID
CISR-RT-000022
Rule ID
SV-88811r1_rule88811r2_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-NET-000205-RTR-000108
CCI
CCI-001097
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

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 the hop limit reaching zero before the packets sent by a host reached their destination.

Fix Text

Configure the Cisco ISRIOS 4000XE Series router IPv6 Neighbor Discovery maximum hop limit value to at least "32". The configuration would look similar to the example below: ipv6 hop-limit 32

Check Content

Review the Cisco ISRIOS 4000XE Series router configuration to determine if the maximum hop limit for IPv6 Neighbor Discovery has been configured. The configuration would look similar to the example below: ipv6 hop-limit 32 If the router does not have the maximum hop limit value set to at least "32", this is a finding. If it has been configured, then it must be set to at least "32". If it has not been configured, it must be determined what the default value is. If the default value is below "32" and the maximum hop limit value has not been configured (set to at least "32"), this is a finding. In any case, maximum hop limit must be at least "32".