Flexible IP: An Adaptable IP Address Structure

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Authors Yihao Jia  , Zhe Chen  , Sheng Jiang 
Last updated 2021-05-04 (latest revision 2020-10-31)
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Along as the popularization and adoption of IP in emerging scenarios, challenges emerge as well due to the ossified address structure. To enable TCP/IP in networks that previously using exclusive protocol, a flexible address structure would be far more preferred for their particular properties [draft-jia-scenarios-flexible-address-structure]. This document describes a flexible address structure -- Flexible IP (FlexIP) acting on limited domains [RFC8799]. FlexIP is expected to proactively adapt scenarios under flexible address structure. Meanwhile, FlexIP still benefit from global reachability based on the IPv6 interoperability.


Yihao Jia (jiayihao@huawei.com)
Zhe Chen (chenzhe17@huawei.com)
Sheng Jiang (jiangsheng@huawei.com)

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