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CATNIP: Common Architecture for the Internet

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (catnip WG)
Expired & archived
Authors Michael McGovern , Robert L. Ullmann
Last updated 1994-03-21
Replaced by draft-mcgovern-ipng-catnip-wpaper
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status (None)
Additional resources Mailing list discussion
Stream WG state WG Document
Document shepherd (None)
IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-mcgovern-ipng-catnip-wpaper
Consensus boilerplate Unknown
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft is available in these formats:


This paper describes a common architecture for the network layer protocol. The Common Architecture for Next Generation Internet Protocol (CATNIP) provides a compressed form of the existing network layer protocols. Each compression is defined so that the resulting network protocol data units are identical in format. The fixed part of the compressed format is 16 bytes in length, and may often be the only part transmitted on the subnetwork.


Michael McGovern
Robert L. Ullmann

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