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Delay Tolerant Network (DTN) Numeric Node IDs

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Authors Fred Templin , Scott C. Burleigh
Last updated 2017-01-08 (Latest revision 2016-07-07)
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The Delay Tolerant Network (DTN) Bundle Protocol (BP) uses Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs) as the basis for Endpoint and Node IDs. IDs that are encoded as long alphanumeric strings can consume precious bandwidth over constrained links, leading to a desire for a concise numeric ID format. This document discusses design alternatives for DTN numeric node IDs.


Fred Templin
Scott C. Burleigh

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