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INTERNET-DRAFT
"Internet Protocol - Five Fields", 
Alexey Eromenko, 2016-09-29,
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expiration date: 2017-03-29

Intended status: Standards Track
                                                              A.Eromenko
                                                          September 2016

                  Internet Protocol, Version 5 (IPv5)
                a.k.a Internet Protocol - Five Fields (IP-FF)
                             Specification Draft

Abstract

   This document specifies version 5 of the Internet Protocol (IPv5).
   a.k.a Internet Protocol Five Fields, that started as a hybrid
   between IPv4 and IPv6, but solved problems in innovative ways, 
   and significantly improved on both.

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Table of Contents

   1. Introduction..................................................2
   1.1. Motivation..................................................
   2. Terminology...................................................3
   2.1.  Relation to Other Protocols................................
   3. IPFF Header Format............................................4
   3.1.  Alternative meaning: Ports or Flow Label...................
   3.2.  Flow-based Routing.........................................
   4.  IP Extensions................................................
       4.1 Extension Classes........................................
       4.2 Extension Header Order...................................
       4.3 Extension header.........................................
       4.4 Standard Extension: Jumbogram............................
       4.5 Standard Extension: Virtual Router Forwarding, type 1....
       4.6 Standard Extension: Virtual Router Forwarding, type 2....
       4.7 No Extension.............................................
       4.8 No Protocol.............................................
       4.9 Future Transports.......................................
   5. Packet Size Issues...........................................24
   6. Type of Service..............................................25
   7. Upper-Layer Protocol Issues..................................27
       7.1 Upper-Layer Checksums...................................27
       7.2 Maximum Packet Lifetime.................................28
       7.3 Responding to Packets Carrying Routing Headers..........29
   Appendix A. Formatting Guidelines for Options...................32
   Security Considerations.........................................35
   Acknowledgments.................................................35
   Authors' Contacts...............................................35
   References......................................................35
   Full Copyright Statement........................................39

1.  Introduction

   IP version 5 "Five Fields" (IP-FF) is a new version of the Internet
   Protocol, designed as the successor to IP version 4 (IPv4) [RFC-791] 
   and IP version 6 [RFC-2460], combining many features of both,
   removing unnecessary bloat, and solved old problems in new ways.
   Started as a hybrid between the two, but superior to both.

   The changes from IPv4 to IPFF fall primarily into the following
   categories:

      o  Expanded Addressing Capabilities

         IPFF increases the IP address size from 32 bits to 50 bits, to
         support more levels of addressing hierarchy, a much greater
         number of addressable nodes, yet keeping the familiar way.
         That over 230,000x times more than in IPv4 and should be enough
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