[rfc-dist] RFC 6317 on Basic Socket Interface Extensions for the Host Identity Protocol (HIP)

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        RFC 6317

        Title:      Basic Socket Interface Extensions for 
                    the Host Identity Protocol (HIP) 
        Author:     M. Komu, T. Henderson
        Status:     Experimental
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       July 2011
        Mailbox:    miika at iki.fi, 
                    thomas.r.henderson at boeing.com
        Pages:      18
        Characters: 43970
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-hip-native-api-12.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6317.txt

This document defines extensions to the current sockets API for the
Host Identity Protocol (HIP).  The extensions focus on the use of
public-key-based identifiers discovered via DNS resolution, but
also define interfaces for manual bindings between Host Identity Tags
(HITs) and locators.  With the extensions, the application can also support
more relaxed security models where communication can be non-HIP-based,
according to local policies.  The extensions in this document are
experimental and provide basic tools for further experimentation with
policies.  This document 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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