Host Identity Protocol (HIP) Architecture
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <firstname.lastname@example.org>, RFC Editor <email@example.com>, hip mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>, hip chair <email@example.com> Subject: Document Action: 'Host Identity Protocol Architecture' to Informational RFC The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Host Identity Protocol Architecture ' <draft-ietf-hip-arch-04.txt> as an Informational RFC This document is the product of the Host Identity Protocol Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Mark Townsley and Jari Arkko. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-hip-arch-04.txt
Technical Summary This memo describes a snapshot of the reasoning behind a proposed new namespace, the Host Identity namespace, and a new protocol layer, the Host Identity Protocol, between the internetworking and transport layers. Herein are presented the basics of the current namespaces, their strengths and weaknesses, and how a new namespace will add completeness to them. The roles of this new namespace in the protocols are defined. The memo describes the thinking of the authors as of Fall 2003. The architecture may have evolved since. This document represents one stable point in that evolution of understanding. Working Group Summary This document was reviewed in the HIP WG and is being used as the architectural basis for the Experimental documents being developed in that group. Protocol Quality This document has been reviewed for the IESG by Margaret Wasserman.