[rfc-dist] RFC 5201 on Host Identity Protocol
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Title: Host Identity Protocol
Author: R. Moskowitz, P. Nikander,
P. Jokela, Ed., T. Henderson
Date: April 2008
Mailbox: rgm at icsalabs.com,
pekka.nikander at nomadiclab.com,
petri.jokela at nomadiclab.com,
thomas.r.henderson at boeing.com
I-D Tag: draft-ietf-hip-base-10.txt
This memo specifies the details of the Host Identity Protocol (HIP).
HIP allows consenting hosts to securely establish and maintain shared
IP-layer state, allowing separation of the identifier and locator
roles of IP addresses, thereby enabling continuity of communications
across IP address changes. HIP is based on a Sigma-compliant Diffie-
Hellman key exchange, using public key identifiers from a new Host
Identity namespace for mutual peer authentication. The protocol is
designed to be resistant to denial-of-service (DoS) and man-in-the-
middle (MitM) attacks. When used together with another suitable
security protocol, such as the Encapsulated Security Payload (ESP),
it provides integrity protection and optional encryption for upper-
layer protocols, such as TCP and UDP. This memo defines an Experimental
Protocol for the Internet community.
This document is a product of the Host Identity Protocol Working Group of the IETF.
EXPERIMENTAL: This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the
Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any
kind. Discussion and suggestions for improvement are requested.
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