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Generalizing the HIP base protocol

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
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Author Tom Henderson
Last updated 2005-02-15
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The Host Identity Protocol and architecture (HIP) proposes to add a cryptographic name space for network stack names. This draft observes that HIP can be viewed as an instance of a more general migration towards decoupling identity from location in the Internet architecture, and shows how other proposals (mobile IP, multi6, mobike, and i3) fit into this framework. We argue that if the HIP base protocol were to be slightly generalized, it might be useful to other related efforts and might allow more experimental flexibility. Specifically, an extensible identifier TLV, the ability to define usage profiles for the HIP handshake, and a relaxation of the requirements that specific HIP messages carry specific parameters are the three changes suggested.


Tom Henderson

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