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RFC 6538

"The Host Identity Protocol (HIP) Experiment Report", March 2012

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Status:
INFORMATIONAL
Authors:
T. Henderson
A. Gurtov
Stream:
IRTF

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Abstract

This document is a report from the IRTF Host Identity Protocol (HIP) research group documenting the collective experiences and lessons learned from studies, related experimentation, and designs completed by the research group. The document summarizes implications of adding HIP to host protocol stacks, Internet infrastructure, and applications. The perspective of a network operator, as well as a list of HIP experiments, are presented as well. Portions of this report may be relevant also to other network overlay-based architectures or to attempts to deploy alternative networking architectures. This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is published for informational purposes.


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