[rfc-dist] RFC 6258 on Delay-Tolerant Networking Metadata Extension Block

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        RFC 6258

        Title:      Delay-Tolerant Networking Metadata Extension Block 
        Author:     S. Symington
        Status:     Experimental
        Stream:     IRTF
        Date:       May 2011
        Mailbox:    susan at mitre.org
        Pages:      10
        Characters: 22584
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-irtf-dtnrg-bundle-metadata-block-10.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6258.txt

This document defines an extension block that may be used with the
Delay-Tolerant Networking (DTN) Bundle Protocol.  This Metadata
Extension Block is designed to carry additional information that DTN
nodes can use to make processing decisions regarding bundles, such as
deciding whether to store a bundle or determining to which nodes to
forward a bundle.  The metadata that is carried in a metadata block
must be formatted according to the metadata type that is identified
in the block's metadata type field.  One specific metadata type, for
carrying URIs as metadata, is defined in this document.  Other
metadata types may be defined in separate documents.  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 defines an Experimental Protocol for the 
Internet community.

This document is a product of the IRTF.

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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