Delay-Tolerant Networking TCP Convergence Layer Protocol Version 4
draft-ietf-dtn-tcpclv4-23

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Authors Brian Sipos  , Michael Demmer  , Joerg Ott  , Simon Perreault 
Last updated 2020-11-16
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Delay-Tolerant Networking                                       B. Sipos
Internet-Draft                                           RKF Engineering
Intended status: Standards Track                               M. Demmer
Expires: 18 May 2021                                         UC Berkeley
                                                                  J. Ott
                                                        Aalto University
                                                            S. Perreault
                                                        14 November 2020

   Delay-Tolerant Networking TCP Convergence Layer Protocol Version 4
                       draft-ietf-dtn-tcpclv4-23

Abstract

   This document describes a TCP-based convergence layer (TCPCL) for
   Delay-Tolerant Networking (DTN).  This version of the TCPCL protocol
   resolves implementation issues in the earlier TCPCL Version 3 of
   RFC7242 and updates to the Bundle Protocol (BP) contents, encodings,
   and convergence layer requirements in BP Version 7.  Specifically,
   the TCPCLv4 uses CBOR-encoded BPv7 bundles as its service data unit
   being transported and provides a reliable transport of such bundles.
   This version of TCPCL also includes security and extensibility
   mechanisms.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.1.  Scope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   2.  Requirements Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     2.1.  Definitions Specific to the TCPCL Protocol  . . . . . . .   5
   3.  General Protocol Description  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     3.1.  Convergence Layer Services  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     3.2.  TCPCL Session Overview  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     3.3.  TCPCL States and Transitions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     3.4.  PKIX Environments and CA Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
     3.5.  Session Keeping Policies  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
     3.6.  Transfer Segmentation Policies  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
     3.7.  Example Message Exchange  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  22
   4.  Session Establishment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  24
     4.1.  TCP Connection  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  24
     4.2.  Contact Header  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  25
     4.3.  Contact Validation and Negotiation  . . . . . . . . . . .  26
     4.4.  Session Security  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  28
       4.4.1.  Entity Identification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  28
       4.4.2.  TLS Handshake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  29
       4.4.3.  TLS Authentication  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  31
       4.4.4.  Example TLS Initiation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  32
     4.5.  Message Header  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  34
     4.6.  Session Initialization Message (SESS_INIT)  . . . . . . .  35
     4.7.  Session Parameter Negotiation . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  37
     4.8.  Session Extension Items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  38
   5.  Established Session Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  39
     5.1.  Upkeep and Status Messages  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  39
       5.1.1.  Session Upkeep (KEEPALIVE)  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  39
       5.1.2.  Message Rejection (MSG_REJECT)  . . . . . . . . . . .  40
     5.2.  Bundle Transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  42
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