Bundle Protocol
draft-ietf-dtn-bpbis-06

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Delay-Tolerant Networking Working Group                     S. Burleigh
Internet Draft                          JPL, Calif. Inst. Of Technology
Intended status: Standards Track                                K. Fall
Expires: May 2017                      Carnegie Mellon University / SEI
                                                             E. Birrane
                                          APL, Johns Hopkins University
                                                       October 29, 2016

                              Bundle Protocol
                        draft-ietf-dtn-bpbis-06.txt

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Abstract

   This Internet Draft presents a specification for Bundle Protocol,
   adapted from the experimental Bundle Protocol specification
   developed by the Delay-Tolerant Networking Research group of the
   Internet Research Task Force and documented in RFC 5050.

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction...................................................3
   2. Conventions used in this document..............................5
   3. Service Description............................................5
      3.1. Definitions...............................................5
      3.2. Discussion of BP concepts.................................9
      3.3. Services Offered by Bundle Protocol Agents...............14
   4. Bundle Format.................................................14
      4.1. BP Fundamental Data Structures...........................15
         4.1.1. CRC Type............................................15
         4.1.2. CRC.................................................15
         4.1.3. Bundle Processing Control Flags.....................15
         4.1.4. Block Processing Control Flags......................17
         4.1.5. Identifiers.........................................18
            4.1.5.1. Endpoint ID....................................18
            4.1.5.2. Node ID........................................19
         4.1.6. DTN Time............................................19
         4.1.7. Creation Timestamp..................................19
         4.1.8. Block-type-specific Data............................19
      4.2. Bundle Representation....................................20
         4.2.1. Bundle..............................................20
         4.2.2. Primary Bundle Block................................20
         4.2.3. Canonical Bundle Block Format.......................22
      4.3. Extension Blocks.........................................23
         4.3.1. Current Custodian...................................24
         4.3.2. Previous Node.......................................24
         4.3.3. Bundle Age..........................................24
         4.3.4. Hop Count...........................................25
   5. Bundle Processing.............................................25
      5.1. Generation of Administrative Records.....................25
      5.2. Bundle Transmission......................................26
      5.3. Bundle Dispatching.......................................27
      5.4. Bundle Forwarding........................................27
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