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Requirements and Functional Architecture for an IP Host Alerting Protocol (RFC3154)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000005337D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Aug-22
Document File: 17 page(s) / 32K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

J. Kempf: AUTHOR [+9]

Abstract

This document develops an architecture and a set of requirements needed to support alerting of hosts that are in dormant mode. The architecture and requirements are designed to guide development of an IP protocol for alerting dormant IP mobile hosts, commonly called paging.

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Network Working Group J. Kempf Request for Comments: 3154 C. Castelluccia Category: Informational P. Mutaf N. Nakajima

Y. Ohba

R. Ramjee Y. Saifullah B. Sarikaya

X. Xu August 2001

Requirements and Functional Architecture for

an IP Host Alerting Protocol

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.

Copyright Notice

Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2001). All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

This document develops an architecture and a set of requirements needed to support alerting of hosts that are in dormant mode. The architecture and requirements are designed to guide development of an IP protocol for alerting dormant IP mobile hosts, commonly called paging.

Kempf, et al. Informational [Page 1]

RFC 3154 Paging Requirements August 2001

Table of Contents

1. Introduction ...................................................3 2. Terminology ....................................................3 3. Security Considerations ........................................3 3.1. DoS Amplification .........................................3 3.2. Queue Overflow ............................................4

3.3. Selective DoS against Hosts ...............................4 4. Requirements ...................................................5 4.1. Impact on Power Consumption ...............................5 4.2. Scalability ...............................................5 4.3. Control of Broadcast/Multicast/Anycast ....................5 4.4. Efficient Signaling for Inactive Mode .....................6 4.5. No Routers ................................................6 4.6. Multiple Dormant Modes ....................................6 4.7. Independence of Mobility Protocol .........................6 4.8. Support for Existing Mobility Protocols ...................6 4.9. Dormant Mode Termination ..................................6 4.10. Network Updates ...........................................6 4.11. Efficient Utilization of L2 ...............................7 4.12. Orthogonality of Paging Area and Subnets ..................7 4.13. Future L3 Paging Support ..................................7 4.14. Robustness Against Failure of Network Elements ............7 4.15. Reliability of Packet Delivery ............................7 4.16. Robustness Against Message Loss ...........................7 4.17. Flexibility of Administration .............................7 4.18. Flexibility of Paging Area Design .........................8 4.19. Availability of Security Support ..........................8 4.20. Authentication of Paging Location Registration ............8 4.21. Authentication of Paging Area Information .................8 4.22. Authentication of Paging Messages .........................8 4.23. Paging Volume ....................