[rfc-dist] RFC 6253 on Host Identity Protocol Certificates

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        RFC 6253

        Title:      Host Identity Protocol Certificates 
        Author:     T. Heer, S. Varjonen
        Status:     Experimental
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       May 2011
        Mailbox:    heer at cs.rwth-aachen.de, 
                    samu.varjonen at hiit.fi
        Pages:      12
        Characters: 24079
        Updates:    RFC5201

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-hip-cert-12.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6253.txt

The Certificate (CERT) parameter is a container for digital
certificates.  It is used for carrying these certificates in Host
Identity Protocol (HIP) control packets.  This document specifies the
CERT parameter and the error signaling in case of a failed
verification.  Additionally, this document specifies the
representations of Host Identity Tags in X.509 version 3 (v3) and
Simple Public Key Infrastructure (SPKI) certificates.

The concrete use of certificates, including how certificates are
obtained, requested, and which actions are taken upon successful or
failed verification, is specific to the scenario in which the
certificates are used.  Hence, the definition of these scenario-
specific aspects is left to the documents that use the CERT

This document updates RFC 5201.  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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