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DTN IP Neighbor Discovery (IPND)

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (dtnrg RG)
Expired & archived
Authors Daniel Ellard , Richard Altmann, Alex Gladd , Ronald in 't Velt , Daniel Brown
Last updated 2016-05-13 (Latest revision 2015-11-10)
RFC stream Internet Research Task Force (IRTF)
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Disruption Tolerant Networking (DTN) IP Neighbor Discovery (IPND), is a method for otherwise oblivious nodes to learn of the existence, availability, and addresses of other DTN participants. IPND both sends and listens for small IP UDP announcement "beacons." Beacon messages are addressed to an IP unicast, multicast, or broadcast destination to discover specified or unspecified remote neighbors, or unspecified local neighbors in the topology, e.g. within wireless range. IPND beacons advertise neighbor availability by including the DTN node's canonical endpoint identifier. IPND beacons optionally include service availability and parameters. In this way, neighbor discovery and service discovery may be coupled or decoupled as required. Once discovered, new neighbor pairs use advertised availabilities to connect, exchange routing information, etc. This document describes DTN IPND.


Daniel Ellard
Richard Altmann
Alex Gladd
Ronald in 't Velt
Daniel Brown

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