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Towards the Future Internet Architecture (RFC1287)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002106D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 24 page(s) / 55K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

D. Clark: AUTHOR [+5]

Abstract

1.1 The Internet Architecture

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Network Working Group D. Clark

Request for Comments: 1287 MIT

L. Chapin

BBN

V. Cerf

CNRI

R. Braden

ISI

R. Hobby

UC Davis

December 1991

Towards the Future Internet Architecture

Status of this Memo

This informational RFC discusses important directions for possible

future evolution of the Internet architecture, and suggests steps

towards the desired goals. It is offered to the Internet community

for discussion and comment. This memo provides information for the

Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard.

Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Table of Contents

1. INTRODUCTION ................................................. 2

2. ROUTING AND ADDRESSING ....................................... 5

3. MULTI-PROTOCOL ARCHITECTURES ................................. 9

4. SECURITY ARCHITECTURE ........................................ 13

5 TRAFFIC CONTROL AND STATE .................................... 16

6. ADVANCED APPLICATIONS ........................................ 18

7. REFERENCES ................................................... 21

APPENDIX A. Setting the Stage .................................... 22

APPENDIX B. Group Membership ..................................... 28

Security Considerations .......................................... 29

Authors' Addresses ............................................... 29

1. INTRODUCTION

1.1 The Internet Architecture

The Internet architecture, the grand plan behind the TCP/IP

protocol suite, was developed and tested in the late 1970s by a

small group of network researchers [1-4]. Several important

features were added to the architecture during the early 1980's --

subnetting, autonomous systems, and the domain name system [5,6].

More recently, IP multicasting has been added [7].

Within this architectural framework, the Internet Engineering Task

Force (IETF) has been working with great energy and effectiveness

to engineer, defi...