[rfc-dist] RFC 6250 on Evolution of the IP Model

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        RFC 6250

        Title:      Evolution of the IP Model 
        Author:     D. Thaler
        Status:     Informational
        Stream:     IAB
        Date:       May 2011
        Mailbox:    dthaler at microsoft.com
        Pages:      25
        Characters: 60778
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-iab-ip-model-evolution-04.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6250.txt

This RFC attempts to document various aspects of the IP service model
and how it has evolved over time.  In particular, it attempts to
document the properties of the IP layer as they are seen by upper-
layer protocols and applications, especially properties that were
(and, at times, still are) incorrectly perceived to exist as well as
properties that would cause problems if changed.  The discussion of
these properties is organized around evaluating a set of claims, or
misconceptions.  Finally, this document provides some guidance to
protocol designers and implementers.  This document is not an Internet 
Standards Track specification; it is published for informational purposes.

This document is a product of the Internet Architecture Board.

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