[rfc-dist] RFC 6316 on Sockets Application Program Interface (API) for Multihoming Shim

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        RFC 6316

        Title:      Sockets Application Program Interface (API) 
                    for Multihoming Shim 
        Author:     M. Komu, M. Bagnulo,
                    K. Slavov, S. Sugimoto, Ed.
        Status:     Informational
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       July 2011
        Mailbox:    miika at iki.fi, 
                    marcelo at it.uc3m.es, 
                    kristian.slavov at ericsson.com,  shinta at sfc.wide.ad.jp
        Pages:      44
        Characters: 93076
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-shim6-multihome-shim-api-17.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6316.txt

This document specifies sockets API extensions for the multihoming
shim layer.  The API aims to enable interactions between applications
and the multihoming shim layer for advanced locator management, and
access to information about failure detection and path exploration.

This document is based on an assumption that a multihomed host is
equipped with a conceptual sub-layer (hereafter called "shim sub-
layer") inside the IP layer that maintains mappings between
identifiers and locators.  Examples of the shim are Shim6 and the
Host Identity Protocol (HIP).  This document is not an Internet 
Standards Track specification; it is published for informational 
purposes.

This document is a product of the Site Multihoming by IPv6 Intermediation Working Group of the IETF.


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