IPv4 Options for the Identifier-Locator Network Protocol (ILNP)
RFC 6746

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Internet Research Task Force (IRTF)                          RJ Atkinson
Request for Comments: 6746                                    Consultant
Category: Experimental                                         SN Bhatti
ISSN: 2070-1721                                            U. St Andrews
                                                           November 2012

                          IPv4 Options for the
               Identifier-Locator Network Protocol (ILNP)

Abstract

   This document defines two new IPv4 Options that are used only with
   the Identifier-Locator Network Protocol for IPv4 (ILNPv4).  ILNP is
   an experimental, evolutionary enhancement to IP.  This document is a
   product of the IRTF Routing Research Group.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is
   published for examination, experimental implementation, and
   evaluation.

   This document defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet
   community.  This document is a product of the Internet Research Task
   Force (IRTF).  The IRTF publishes the results of Internet-related
   research and development activities.  These results might not be
   suitable for deployment.  This RFC represents the individual
   opinion(s) of one or more members of the Routing Research Group of
   the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF).  Documents approved for
   publication by the IRSG are not a candidate for any level of Internet
   Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
   and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at
   http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc6746.

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Copyright Notice

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Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................2
      1.1. Document Roadmap ...........................................3
      1.2. Terminology ................................................4
   2. IPv4 Options for ILNPv4 .........................................4
      2.1. ILNPv4 Packet Format .......................................5
      2.2. ILNP Identifier Option for IPv4 ............................7
      2.3. ILNP Nonce Option for IPv4 .................................8
   3. Security Considerations .........................................8
   4. IANA Considerations .............................................9
   5. References ......................................................9
      5.1. Normative References .......................................9
      5.2. Informative References ....................................10
   6. Acknowledgements ...............................................11

1.  Introduction

   This document is part of the ILNP document set, and it has had
   extensive review within the IRTF Routing RG.  ILNP is one of the
   recommendations made by the RG Chairs.  Separately, various refereed
   research papers on ILNP have also been published during this decade.
   So, the ideas contained herein have had much broader review than the
   IRTF Routing RG.  The views in this document were considered
   controversial by the Routing RG, but the RG reached a consensus that
   the document still should be published.  The Routing RG has had
   remarkably little consensus on anything, so virtually all Routing RG
   outputs are considered controversial.

   At present, the Internet research and development community is
   exploring various approaches to evolving the Internet Architecture to
   solve a variety of issues including, but not limited to, scalability

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   of inter-domain routing [RFC4984].  A wide range of other issues
   (e.g., site multihoming, node multihoming, site/subnet mobility, node
   mobility) are also active concerns at present.  Several different
   classes of evolution are being considered by the Internet research
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