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Overview of 1999 IAB Network Layer Workshop (RFC2956)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000005149D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Aug-16
Document File: 17 page(s) / 37K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

M. Kaat: AUTHOR

Abstract

This document is an overview of a workshop held by the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) on the Internet Network Layer architecture hosted by SURFnet in Utrecht, the Netherlands on 7-9 July 1999. The goal of the workshop was to understand the state of the network layer and its impact on continued growth and usage of the Internet. Different technical scenarios for the (foreseeable) future and the impact of external influences were studied. This report lists the conclusions and recommendations to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) community.

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Network Working Group M. Kaat Request for Comments: 2956 SURFnet ExpertiseCentrum bv Category: Informational October 2000

Overview of 1999 IAB Network Layer Workshop

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

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Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2000). All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

This document is an overview of a workshop held by the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) on the Internet Network Layer architecture hosted by SURFnet in Utrecht, the Netherlands on 7-9 July 1999. The goal of the workshop was to understand the state of the network layer and its impact on continued growth and usage of the Internet. Different technical scenarios for the (foreseeable) future and the impact of external influences were studied. This report lists the conclusions and recommendations to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) community.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 2. Conclusions and Observations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 2.1 Transparency. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 2.2 NAT, Application Level Gateways Firewalls . . . . . . 4 2.3 Identification and Addressing . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 2.4 Observations on Address Space . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 2.5 Routing Issues. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 2.6 Observations on Mobility. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 2.7 DNS Issues. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 2.8 NAT and RSIP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 2.9 NAT, RSIP and IPv6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

2.10 Observations on IPv6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 3. Recommendations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 3.1 Recommendations on Namespace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 3.2 Recommendations on RSIP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 3.3 Recommendations on IPv6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 3.4 Recommendations on IPsec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

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3.5 Recommendations on DNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 3.6 Recommendations on Routing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

3.7 Recommendations on Application Layer and APIs. . . . . . 12 4. Security Considerations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 References. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Appendix A. Participants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Author's Address. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Full Copyright Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

1. Introduction

From July 7 to July 9, 1999 the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) held a workshop on the architecture of the Internet Network Layer. The Network Layer is usually referred to as the IP layer. The goal of the workshop was to discuss the current state of the Network Layer and the impact various currently deployed or future mechanisms ...