Basic Host Identity Protocol (HIP) Extensions for Traversal of Network Address Translators
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <firstname.lastname@example.org>, RFC Editor <email@example.com>, hip mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>, hip chair <email@example.com> Subject: Document Action: 'Basic HIP Extensions for Traversal of Network Address Translators' to Experimental RFC The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Basic HIP Extensions for Traversal of Network Address Translators ' <draft-ietf-hip-nat-traversal-09.txt> as an Experimental RFC This document is the product of the Host Identity Protocol Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Ralph Droms and Jari Arkko. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-hip-nat-traversal-09.txt
Technical Summary This document specifies extensions to the Host Identity Protocol (HIP) to facilitate Network Address Translator (NAT) traversal. The extensions are based on the use of the Interactive Connectivity Establishment (ICE) methodology to discover a working path between two end-hosts, and on standard techniques for encapsulating Encapsulating Security Payload (ESP) packets within the User Datagram Protocol (UDP). This document also defines elements of procedure for NAT traversal, including the optional use of a HIP relay server. With these extensions HIP is able to work in environments that have NATs and provides a generic NAT traversal solution to higher-layer networking applications. Working Group Summary There was nothing in the Working Group review process worth noting. Document Quality There are at least two independent implementations of this document. These implementations have been tested against each other and are interoperable. The WG did not want to request the publication of this document before having independent interoperable implementations. That is why we did not requested the publication of this draft before. Personnel Gonzalo Camarillo (Gonzalo.Camarillo@ericsson.com) is the document shepherd. Ralph Droms (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the responsible AD.