Service Oriented Internet Protocol
draft-jiang-service-oriented-ip-03

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Authors Brian Carpenter  , Sheng Jiang  , Guangpeng Li 
Last updated 2020-05-14
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Network Working Group                                    B. E. Carpenter
Internet-Draft                                         Univ. of Auckland
Intended status: Informational                                  S. Jiang
Expires: 16 November 2020                   Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd
                                                                   G. Li
                                                     Huawei Technologies
                                                             15 May 2020

                   Service Oriented Internet Protocol
                   draft-jiang-service-oriented-ip-03

Abstract

   This document proposes a new, backwards-compatible, approach to
   packet forwarding, where the service required rather than the IP
   address required acts as the vector for routing packets at the edge
   of the network.  Deeper in the network, the mechanism can interface
   to conventional and future methods of service or application aware
   networking.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Proposed Solution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Coexistence Issues  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   4.  Some Usage Examples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   5.  Continuity with the Existing Internet . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   6.  Interface with Service and Application Domains  . . . . . . .   9
   7.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   8.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   9.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   Appendix A.  Possible TLV and CBOR Encodings  . . . . . . . . . .  11
     A.1.  TLV Mapping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     A.2.  CBOR Mapping  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   Appendix B.  Change log [RFC Editor: Please remove] . . . . . . .  13
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14

1.  Introduction

   An important aspect of the Internet today is that it is no longer a
   uniform space with uniform requirements.  For both technical and
   economic reasons, we see an emerging trend of usage scenarios that
   are confined to some form of limited domain, and which inevitably
   lead to applications and protocols that are only suitable within a
   given scope [I-D.carpenter-limited-domains].  In particular, various
   techniques have emerged for packet treatments that are specific to a
   type of application or service.  This trend collides immediately with
   two factors: the original design concept of an Internet with end to
   end IP transparency (such that any locally defined protocol running
   over IP is almost certain to escape the local network), and with the
   increasing presence of middleboxes.  In this emerging context, where
   end to end IP service is no longer a safe assumption, and where there
   is increasing demand for specific services, this document proposes a
   new, backwards-compatible, approach to packet forwarding, where the
   service required rather than the IP address required acts as the
   vector for routing packets at the edge of the network, close to the
   host requiring a particular service or application.  This form of
   service based packet forwarding is referred to as Service Oriented IP
   (SOIP).

   We propose an addition to the existing core function of the network,
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