Next Header (IPv6 Field)

Next Header (IPv6 Field) definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): None

Definition(s): Next Header (NH) contains a protocol number for an extension header or upper layer protocol. Called the Protocol Type field in IPv4, the NH field is part of a chain of headers.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-119

Synonym(s): None


reference: CSRC Glossary