Design Considerations for Protocol Extensions

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Authors Bernard Aboba  , Brian Carpenter 
Last updated 2008-10-27
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This document discusses issues related to the extensibility of Internet protocols, with a focus on the architectural design considerations involved. Concrete case study examples are included. It is intended to assist designers of both base protocols and extensions.


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