Mobile IPv6 Experimental Messages
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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>, mip6 mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>, mip6 chair <email@example.com> Subject: Protocol Action: 'Mobile IPv6 Experimental Messages' to Proposed Standard The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Mobile IPv6 Experimental Messages ' <draft-ietf-mip6-experimental-messages-04.txt> as a Proposed Standard This document is the product of the Mobility for IPv6 Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Jari Arkko and Mark Townsley. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-mip6-experimental-messages-04.txt
Technical Summary This document defines a new experimental Mobility header message and a mobility option that can be used for experimental extensions to the Mobile IPv6 protocol. Working Group Summary No controversy has been raised or identified with this document. The I-D is fairly simple and the extension useful for the MIP6 protocol. Document Quality No known implementations of the extensions being proposed here exist. Jari Arkko has reviewed this specification for the IESG. Note to RFC Editor Add to the end of last paragraph of Section 1: Experimental mechanisms should only be used for actual experimentation. By design, only a single code point is allocated for the message and another one for the option. This limits the number of experiments among a set of peers to one at a time. When experimental mechanisms are shown to be useful and there is a desire to deploy them beyond the experiment they should be standardized and given new code points.