Native NAT Traversal Mode for the Host Identity Protocol
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, The IESG <email@example.com>, Gonzalo Camarillo <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com Subject: Document Action: 'Native NAT Traversal Mode for the Host Identity Protocol' to Experimental RFC (draft-ietf-hip-native-nat-traversal-33.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Native NAT Traversal Mode for the Host Identity Protocol' (draft-ietf-hip-native-nat-traversal-33.txt) as Experimental RFC This document is the product of the Host Identity Protocol Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Erik Kline and Éric Vyncke. A URL of this Internet Draft is: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-hip-native-nat-traversal/
Technical Summary This document specifies a new Network Address Translator (NAT) traversal mode for the Host Identity Protocol (HIP). The new mode is based on the Interactive Connectivity Establishment (ICE) methodology and UDP encapsulation of data and signaling traffic. The main difference from the previously specified modes is the use of HIP messages for all NAT traversal procedures. Justification is provided on why plain ICE is not performant enough when combined with HIP. Working Group Summary There was WG consensus behind this document. Document Quality As discussed in RFC 6538, there are several implementations of the Experimental HIP specs. Therefore, RFC 5770 (HIP Extensions for Traversal of NATs) has been implemented. Nevertheless, at this point we do not know of any plans to implement the deltas over RFC 5770 this specification defines. Personnel Gonzalo Camarillo is the document shepherd. Éric Vyncke is the responsible area director.