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IPng Requirements: A Cable Television Industry Viewpoint (RFC1686)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002524D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 12 page(s) / 37K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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M. Vecchi: AUTHOR

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. The statements in this paper are intended as input to the technical discussions within IETF, and do not represent any endorsement or commitment on the part of the cable television industry or any of its companies. Comments should be submitted to the big-internet@munnari.oz.au mailing list.

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Network Working Group M. Vecchi

Request for Comments: 1686 Time Warner Cable

Category: Informational August 1994

IPng Requirements: A Cable Television Industry Viewpoint

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. The statements in this

paper are intended as input to the technical discussions within IETF,

and do not represent any endorsement or commitment on the part of the

cable television industry or any of its companies. Comments should

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

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary .......................................... 2

2. Cable Television Industry Overview ......................... 2

3. Engineering Considerations ................................. 5

3.1 Scaling .................................................. 5

3.2 Timescale ................................................ 5

3.3 Transition and deployment ................................ 6

3.4 Security ................................................. 7

3.5 Configuration, administration and operation .............. 7

3.6 Mobile hosts ............................................. 8

3.7 Flows and resource reservation ........................... 8

3.8 Policy based routing ..................................... 10

3.9 Topological flexibility .................................. 10

3.10 Applicability ............................................ 10

3.11 Datagram service ......................................... 11

3.12 Accounting ............................................... 11

3.13 Support of communication media ........................... 12

3.14 Robustness and fault tolerance ........................... 12

3.15 Technology pull .......................................... 12

3.16 Action items ............................................. 13

4. Security Considerations .................................... 13

5. Conclusions ................................................ 13

6. Author's Address ........................................... 14

1. Executive Summary

This paper provides comments on topics related to the IPng

requirements and selection criteria from a cable television industry

viewpoint. The perspective taken is to position IPng as a potential

internetworking technology to support the global requirements of the

future integrated broadband networks that the cable industry is

designing and deploying. The paper includes a section describing the

cable television industry and outlining the netwo...