RFC 9414

Unfortunate History of Transient Numeric Identifiers, July 2023

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F. Gont
I. Arce

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This document analyzes the timeline of the specification and implementation of different types of "transient numeric identifiers" used in IETF protocols and how the security and privacy properties of such protocols have been affected as a result of it. It provides empirical evidence that advice in this area is warranted. This document is a product of the Privacy Enhancements and Assessments Research Group (PEARG) in the IRTF.

For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 8729.

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