RFC 8546

The Wire Image of a Network Protocol, April 2019

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc8546.txt
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Status:
INFORMATIONAL
Authors:
B. Trammell
M. Kuehlewind
Stream:
IAB

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC8546

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Abstract

This document defines the wire image, an abstraction of the information available to an on-path non-participant in a networking protocol. This abstraction is intended to shed light on the implications that increased encryption has for network functions that use the wire image.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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