IP: Next Generation (IPng) White Paper Solicitation
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Network Working Group                                         S. Bradner
Request for Comments: 1550                            Harvard University
Category: Informational                                        A. Mankin
                                                           December 1993

          IP: Next Generation (IPng) White Paper Solicitation

Status of this Memo

   This memo provides information for the Internet community.  This memo
   does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.  Distribution of
   this memo is unlimited.

Table of Contents

   1.   Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
   2.   Document Review Process  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
   3.   Document Format Requirement  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
   4.   Outline for IPng Requirements and Concerns White Papers  . . 3
   5.   Engineering considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
   6.   Security Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
   7.   Authors' Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
   Appendix A - Formatting Rules (from RFC 1543) . . . . . . . . . . 6

1. Introduction

   The IP: next generation (IPng) area in the IETF is soliciting white
   papers on topics related to the IPng requirements and selection

   All interested parties are invited to submit white papers detailing
   any specific requirements that they feel an IPng must fulfill or any
   factors that they feel might sway the IPng selection.  An example of
   the former might be a submission by a representative of a utility
   company detailing the scaling and addressing features which would be
   required to service future inclusion of utility meters on the
   network.  An example of the other case might be a paper outlining the
   potential effect on IPng of some sections of the future network
   connectivity being provided via wireless networks.

   At this time, we are not accepting white papers that evaluate
   specific IPng proposals.  This type of document will be accepted
   after the various proposal documents are deemed to be clear and

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   All white papers will be reviewed in a process described below.  As a
   result of these reviews, each white paper will receive the focused
   attention of the IPng directorate and the community.  The white
   papers will be used as resource materials by the IPng Area working
   groups, the directorate, the external review board and the area
   directors, during the selection process.

   The deadline for the submission of these white papers is February 1,
   1994, though early submission is encouraged.

   Submit white papers, general or topic questions, and so on, to

2. Document Review Process

   All submitted documents will first be reviewed for clarity by members
   of the IPng directorate and the external review board.  This review
   may produce suggestions to the author on areas of the document where
   there may be some confusion as to the meaning.  Authors are urged to
   consider any such suggestions as constructive and to reexamine their
   text in light of the suggestions.

   A separate technical review will then be done of the white paper.
   This review will be conducted within the context of the document.
   That is, the review still will not make value judgments on the white
   papers, but will assess technical feasibility.  This review may also
   produce suggestions to the author.

   The document will be submitted as an Internet-Draft after these
   reviews have been completed and after whatever (if any) revisions
   that the author decides to make.   After a suitable period of time
   these documents will be submitted as informational RFCs unless
   withdrawn by the author.  These documents will comprise a part of the
   historical record of the IPng process.

3. Document Format Requirements

   All white papers must follow the format requirements listed in RFC
   1543 and must not exceed 10 pages in length. (The relevant portion of
   RFC 1543 is included in this document as Appendix A.)  They should
   not include the "status of memo" section; this will be added when the
   documents are posted as Internet Drafts.  The reference version of
   the document must be in ASCII as is current practice with all RFCs.
   A PostScript version of the document may be submitted in addition to
   the ASCII version. (See RFC 1543 for the formatting procedures to use
   with PostScript documents.)

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4. Outline for IPng Requirements and Concerns White Papers

   This section details the white paper outline to be followed by
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