IPv4 with 64 bit Address Space
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Network Working Group                                         W. Chimiak
Internet-Draft                 Laboratory for Telecommunication Sciences
Intended status: Experimental                           January 27, 2015
Expires: April 20, 2015

                     IPv4 with 64 bit Address Space
                     draft-chimiak-enhanced-ipv4-00

Abstract

   This document describes a solution to Internet address depletion
   problem using a clever IPv4 option mechanism as a solution, called
   enhanced IP (EnIP).  Because it is IPv4, it maximizes backward
   compatibility while providing a six order of magnitude increase in
   address space.  Unlike other similar proposals, care was taken to
   avoid costly changes and requirements to the core network and border
   routers, with the exception that options be passed in that equipment
   as described below.  Because it is backward compatible, current IPv4
   software, network equipment, firewalls, intrusion detection/
   protection, and layer 5 firewalls can be maintained until IPv6 system
   information security reaches acceptable maturity and availability.
   In addition, because it is IPv4, the legally and operational
   complexities can be postponed or avoided.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.1.  Protocol Transitions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.2.  The Use of IP Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.3.  Contents of this Paper  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   2.  Introduction to EnIP (EnIP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.1.  EnIP Addressing Example . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     2.2.  IPv4 Header with EnIP Option Header . . . . . . . . . . .   5
       2.2.1.  Fields of the EnIP Extension  . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   3.  EnIP Operation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     3.1.  IPv4 NAT Explanation using Figure 2 . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       3.1.1.  Typical Private IPv4 Host to a Typical Public IPv4
               Host using NAT  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       3.1.2.  Typical Private IPv4 Host to a Typical Private IPv4
               Host using NAT  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       3.1.3.  Private EnIP Host to a Typical Public IPv4 Host
               NAT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       3.1.4.  Private EnIP Host to a Typical Private IPv4 Host
               using NAT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     3.2.  Enhanced IPv4 Explanation using an Example Figure 7 . . .  10
       3.2.1.  EIP1 constructs the Packet  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
       3.2.2.  EIP1 Transmits the Packet to N1 . . . . . . . . . . .  11
       3.2.3.  Packet Arrives at N2 (192.0.2.2)  . . . . . . . . . .  12
       3.2.4.  EIP2 Receives the Packet  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
       3.2.5.  EIP2 Transmits a Packet to EIP1 . . . . . . . . . . .  12
       3.2.6.  Packet Arrives at N2  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
       3.2.7.  Packet Arrives at N1  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     3.3.  Upgrading Servers to Support EnIP . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     3.4.  DNS Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     3.5.  Information Security  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   4.  Tests and Comparisons of EnIP and Typical IPv4  . . . . . . .  14
   5.  Conclusion  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
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