IP Tunnels in the Internet Architecture

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This document discusses the role of IP tunnels in the Internet architecture. It explains their relationship to existing protocol layers and the challenges in supporting IP tunneling based on the equivalence of tunnels to links.


Joseph Touch (touch@isi.edu)
Mark Townsley (townsley@cisco.com)

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