Delay-Tolerant Networking TCP Convergence Layer Protocol Version 4
draft-ietf-dtn-tcpclv4-17

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Delay Tolerant Networking                                       B. Sipos
Internet-Draft                                           RKF Engineering
Obsoletes: 7242 (if approved)                                  M. Demmer
Intended status: Standards Track                             UC Berkeley
Expires: July 22, 2020                                            J. Ott
                                                        Aalto University
                                                            S. Perreault
                                                        January 19, 2020

   Delay-Tolerant Networking TCP Convergence Layer Protocol Version 4
                       draft-ietf-dtn-tcpclv4-17

Abstract

   This document describes a TCP-based convergence layer (TCPCL) for
   Delay-Tolerant Networking (DTN).  This version of the TCPCL protocol
   is based on implementation issues in the earlier TCPCL Version 3 of
   RFC7242 and updates to the Bundle Protocol (BP) contents, encodings,
   and convergence layer requirements in BP Version 7.  Specifically,
   the TCPCLv4 uses CBOR-encoded BPv7 bundles as its service data unit
   being transported and provides a reliable transport of such bundles.

   This document is an update of the protocol described in RFC7242,
   reflecting lessons learned.  For this reason it obsoletes RFC7242, an
   IRTF-stream document.

   Note to the RFC editor: The Internet Research Task Force is requested
   to mark RFC7242 as obsolete.

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Sipos, et al.             Expires July 22, 2020                 [Page 1]
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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.1.  Scope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   2.  Requirements Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     2.1.  Definitions Specific to the TCPCL Protocol  . . . . . . .   5
   3.  General Protocol Description  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     3.1.  Convergence Layer Services  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     3.2.  TCPCL Session Overview  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     3.3.  TCPCL States and Transitions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     3.4.  Transfer Segmentation Policies  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
     3.5.  Example Message Exchange  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
   4.  Session Establishment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
     4.1.  TCP Connection  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  22
     4.2.  Contact Header  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  23
     4.3.  Contact Validation and Negotiation  . . . . . . . . . . .  24
     4.4.  Session Security  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  25
       4.4.1.  TLS Handshake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  25
       4.4.2.  TLS Authentication  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  27
       4.4.3.  Example TLS Initiation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  28
     4.5.  Message Header  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  29
     4.6.  Session Initialization Message (SESS_INIT)  . . . . . . .  31
     4.7.  Session Parameter Negotiation . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  32
     4.8.  Session Extension Items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  33
   5.  Established Session Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  34
     5.1.  Upkeep and Status Messages  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  34
       5.1.1.  Session Upkeep (KEEPALIVE)  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  35
       5.1.2.  Message Rejection (MSG_REJECT)  . . . . . . . . . . .  35
     5.2.  Bundle Transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  36
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