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A Direction for IPng (RFC1719)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000003966D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 5 page(s) / 10K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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P. Gross: AUTHOR

Abstract

This document was submitted to the 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. This RFC specifies criteria related to mobility for consideration in design and selection of the Next Generation of IP.

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Network Working Group P. Gross

Request for Comments: 1719 MCI

Category: Informational December 1994

A Direction for IPng

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 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. This RFC specifies

criteria related to mobility for consideration in design and

selection of the Next Generation of IP.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

2. A Direction for IPng . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

3. Issues Toward IPng Resolution. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

4. Security Considerations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

5. Author's Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

1. Introduction

At the Amsterdam IETF meeting, we held a BOF, entitled the "IPDecide

BOF", on the process and progress of the IPng activities.

("IPng" stands for "IP, the next generation". The IPDecide BOF was

chaired by Brian Carpenter. Minutes are available in the IETF

directories, with the file name

93jul.txt>.)

The IPDecide BOF explored several facets of the IPng process, such

as:

"What is the basis for choosing the next generation IP (i.e., what

are the technical requirements and decision criteria)."

"With the advent of CIDR and new, more stringent address

assignment policies, are we comfortable that we truly understand

the level of urgency?"

"Should the IETF or the marketplace make the final IPng decision".

The BOF was held in a productive atmosphere, but did not achieve what

could be called a clear consensus among the assembled attendees. In

fact, despite its generally productive spirit, it did more to

highlight the lack of a firm direction than to create it.

The IPDecide BOF was followed the next evening by the open IESG

plenary. During this session, the IESG and the assembled attendees

discussed the IPng issues and seemed to arrive at a consensus based

on the following set of bullets presented by the IETF chair:

"The IETF needs to move toward closure on IPng." That is, the

IETF should take active st...