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Unfortunate History of Transient Numeric Identifiers

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (pearg RG)
Expired & archived
Authors Fernando Gont , Ivan Arce
Last updated 2019-08-23 (Latest revision 2019-07-08)
Replaced by RFC 9414
RFC stream Internet Research Task Force (IRTF)
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Additional resources Mailing list discussion
Stream IRTF state Replaced
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IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-irtf-pearg-numeric-ids-history
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This document analyzes the timeline of the specification of different types of "numeric identifiers" used in IETF protocols, and how the security and privacy implications of such protocols has been affected as a result of it. It provides concrete evidence that advice in this area is warranted.


Fernando Gont
Ivan Arce

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