Host Identity Protocol (HIP) Rendezvous Mechanisms

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This document discusses rendezvous mechanisms for the Host Identity Protocol (HIP). Rendezvous mechanisms, such as HIP Rendezvous Servers, improve operation when HIP nodes are multi-homed or mobile. They can also facilitate communication between HIP and non-HIP nodes. Possible rendezvous mechanisms differ in performance, compatibility, and impact on the HIP and Internet architectures.


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