[rfc-dist] RFC 6256 on Using Self-Delimiting Numeric Values in Protocols

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        RFC 6256

        Title:      Using Self-Delimiting Numeric Values in 
        Author:     W. Eddy, E. Davies
        Status:     Informational
        Stream:     IRTF
        Date:       May 2011
        Mailbox:    wes at mti-systems.com, 
                    elwynd at folly.org.uk
        Pages:      17
        Characters: 40765
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-irtf-dtnrg-sdnv-09.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6256.txt

Self-Delimiting Numeric Values (SDNVs) have recently been introduced
as a field type in proposed Delay-Tolerant Networking protocols.
SDNVs encode an arbitrary-length non-negative integer or arbitrary-
length bitstring with minimum overhead.  They are intended to provide
protocol flexibility without sacrificing economy and to assist in
future-proofing protocols under development.  This document describes
formats and algorithms for SDNV encoding and decoding, along with
notes on implementation and usage.  This document is a product of the
Delay-Tolerant Networking Research Group and has been reviewed by
that group.  No objections to its publication as an RFC were raised. 
This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is
published for informational purposes.

This document is a product of the IRTF.

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