Host Identity Protocol

Document Charter Host Identity Protocol WG (hip)
Title Host Identity Protocol
Last updated 2019-03-27
State Approved
WG State Active
IESG Responsible AD Éric Vyncke
Charter Edit AD Éric Vyncke
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The Host Identity Protocol (HIP) provides a method of separating the
  end-point identifier and locator roles of IP addresses. It introduces
  a new Host Identity (HI) name space, based on public keys, from which
  end-point identifiers are taken. The public keys are typically, but
  not necessarily, self generated.  HIP uses existing IP addressing and
  forwarding for locators and packet delivery.
  The architecture and protocol details for these mechanisms are
  currently specified in the following Experimental RFCs:
  o HIP Architecture (RFC 4423)
  o Host Identity Protocol (RFC 5201)
  There are several publicly known interoperating implementations, some
  of which are open source.
  The HIP WG was chartered to publish protocol specifications in
  documents whose quality and security properties would meet the
  requirements for publication as standards track documents.  These
  specifications have been published as Experimental RFCs, because the
  effects of the protocol on applications and on the Internet as a whole
  were unknown.
  The Experimental RFCs produced by the HIP WG allowed the community to
  experiment with HIP technologies and learn from these experiments.
  The HIP WG will now produce standards track versions of the main HIP
  RFCs taking as a base the existing Experimental RFCs. The WG will also
  specify certificate handling in HIP in a standards track RFC.
  Additionally, the WG will finish the WG items it was working on before
  starting the standards track work. These WG items relate to how to
  build HIP-based overlays and will result in Experimental RFCs.
  The following are charter items for the working group:
  o Revise RFCs 4423, 4843, 5201, 5202, 5203, 5204, 5205, 5206, and 5770
    as standards track RFCs.
  o Specify in a standards track RFC how to carry certificates in the
    base exchange. This was removed from the base HIP spec so that the
    mechanism is specified in a stand-alone spec.
  o Specify in an Experimental RFC how to build a HIP-based overlay
    using RELOAD.
  o Specify in an Experimental RFC how to transport HIP messages over
    encrypted connections that were established using HIP.