Delay-Tolerant Networking TCP Convergence Layer Protocol Version 4
draft-ietf-dtn-tcpclv4-00

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Delay Tolerant Networking                                       B. Sipos
Internet-Draft                                           RKF Engineering
Obsoletes: RFC7242 (if approved)                               M. Demmer
Intended status: Standards Track                             UC Berkeley
Expires: April 22, 2017                                           J. Ott
                                                        Aalto University
                                                            S. Perreault
                                                        October 19, 2016

   Delay-Tolerant Networking TCP Convergence Layer Protocol Version 4
                       draft-ietf-dtn-tcpclv4-00

Abstract

   This document describes a revised protocol for the TCP-based
   convergence layer for Delay-Tolerant Networking (DTN).  The protocol
   revision is based on implementation issues in the original [RFC7242]
   and updates to the Bundle Protocol contents, encodings, and
   convergence layer requirements in [I-D.ietf-dtn-bpbis].  The majority
   of this specification is unchanged from TCPCL version 3.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Requirements Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.1.  Definitions Specific to the TCPCL Protocol  . . . . . . .   4
   3.  General Protocol Description  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.1.  Bidirectional Use of TCPCL Sessions . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.2.  Example Message Exchange  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   4.  Session Establishment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     4.1.  Contact Header  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     4.2.  Validation and Parameter Negotiation  . . . . . . . . . .  10
   5.  Established Session Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     5.1.  Message Type Codes  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     5.2.  Upkeep and Status Messages  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
       5.2.1.  Session Upkeep (KEEPALIVE)  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
       5.2.2.  Message Rejection (REJECT)  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     5.3.  Session Security  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
       5.3.1.  TLS Handshake Result  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
       5.3.2.  Example TLS Initiation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     5.4.  Bundle Transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
       5.4.1.  Bundle Transfer ID  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
       5.4.2.  Bundle Length (LENGTH)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
       5.4.3.  Bundle Data Transmission (DATA_SEGMENT) . . . . . . .  17
       5.4.4.  Bundle Acknowledgments (ACK_SEGMENT)  . . . . . . . .  18
       5.4.5.  Bundle Refusal (REFUSE_BUNDLE)  . . . . . . . . . . .  19
   6.  Session Termination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
     6.1.  Shutdown Message (SHUTDOWN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
     6.2.  Idle Session Shutdown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  23
   7.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  23
   8.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  24
     8.1.  Port Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  24
     8.2.  Protocol Versions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  25
     8.3.  Message Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  25
     8.4.  REFUSE_BUNDLE Reason Codes  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  26
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