[rfc-dist] RFC 4423 on Host Identity Protocol (HIP) Architecture

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        RFC 4423

        Title:      Host Identity Protocol (HIP) Architecture 
        Author:     R. Moskowitz, P. Nikander
        Status:     Informational
        Date:       May 2006
        Mailbox:    rgm at icsalabs.com, 
                    pekka.nikander at nomadiclab.com
        Pages:      24
        Characters: 61049
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-hip-arch-03.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc4423.txt

This memo describes a snapshot of the reasoning behind a proposed new
namespace, the Host Identity namespace, and a new protocol layer, the
Host Identity Protocol (HIP), between the internetworking and transport
layers.  Herein are presented the basics of the current namespaces,
their strengths and weaknesses, and how a new namespace will add
completeness to them.  The roles of this new namespace in the
protocols are defined.  The memo describes the thinking of the
authors as of Fall 2003.  The architecture may have evolved since.
This document represents one stable point in that evolution of
understanding.  This memo provides information for the Internet 

This document is a product of the Host Identity Protocol
Working Group of the IETF.

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