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IPng BSD Host Implementation Analysis (RFC1682)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002520D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 9 page(s) / 21K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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Abstract

This document was submitted to the IETF IPng area in response to RFC 1550. Publication of this document does not imply acceptance by the IPng area of any ideas expressed within. Comments should be submitted to the big-internet@munnari.oz.au mailing list.

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Network Working Group J. Bound

Request for Comments: 1682 Digital Equipment Corporation

Category: Informational August 1994

IPng BSD Host Implementation Analysis

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo

does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of

this memo is unlimited.

Abstract

This document was submitted to the IETF IPng area in response to RFC

1550. Publication of this document does not imply acceptance by the

IPng area of any ideas expressed within. Comments should be

submitted to the big-internet@munnari.oz.au mailing list.

Overview

This IPng white paper, IPng BSD Host Implementation Analysis,

was submitted to the IPng Directorate to provide a BSD host point of

reference to assist with the engineering considerations during the

IETF process to select an IPng proposal. The University of

California Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) TCP/IP (4.3 + 4.4)

system implementation on a host is used as a point of reference for

the paper.

This document only reflects the author's personal analysis based on

research and implementation experience for IPng, and does not

represent any product or future product from any host vendor. Nor

should it be construed that it is promoting any specific IPng at this

time.

Acknowledgments

The author would like to acknowledge the many host implementation

discussions and inherent knowledge gained from discussions with the

following persons within Digital over the past year: Peter Grehan,

Eric Rosen, Dave Oran, Jeff Mogul, Bill Duane, Tony Lauck, Bill Hawe,

Jesse Walker, John Dustin, Alex Conta, and Fred Glover. The author

would also like to acknowledge like discussions from outside his

company with Bob Hinden (SUN), Bob Gilligan (SUN), Dave Crocker

(SGI), Dave Piscitello (Core Competence), Tracy Mallory (3Comm), Rob

Ullmann (Lotus), Greg Minshall (Novell), J Allard (Microsoft), Ramesh

Govinden (Bellcore), Sue Thompson (Bellcore), John Curran (NEARnet),

Christian Huitema (INRIA), and Werner Volgels (INESC). The author

would also like to thank Digital Equipment Corporation for the

opportunity to work on IPng within the IETF as part of his job.

1. Introduction

A host in the context of this white paper is a system that contains

an operating system supporting a network subsystem as one of its

parts, and an interprocess communications facility to access that

network subsystem. These hosts are often referenced as a

Workstation,...