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IPv6 over Social Networks (RFC5514)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000181439D
Original Publication Date: 2009-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2009-Apr-02
Document File: 7 page(s) / 10K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

E. Vyncke: AUTHOR

Abstract

There is a lack of IPv6 utilization in early 2009; this is partly linked to the fact that the number of IPv6 nodes is rather low. This document proposes to vastly increase the number of IPv6 hosts by transforming all Social Networking platforms into IPv6 networks. This will immediately add millions of IPv6 hosts to the existing IPv6 Internet. This document includes sections on addressing and transport of IPv6 over a Social Network. A working prototype has been developed.

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Network Working Group                                          E. Vyncke Request for Comments: 5514                                 Cisco Systems Category: Experimental                                      1 April 2009

                        IPv6 over Social Networks

Status of This Memo

   This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet    community.  It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.    Discussion and suggestions for improvement are requested.    Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

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   Copyright (c) 2009 IETF Trust and the persons identified as the    document authors.  All rights reserved.

   This document is subject to BCP 78 and the IETF Trust's Legal    Provisions Relating to IETF Documents in effect on the date of    publication of this document (http://trustee.ietf.org/license-info).    Please review these documents carefully, as they describe your rights    and restrictions with respect to this document.

Abstract

   There is a lack of IPv6 utilization in early 2009; this is partly    linked to the fact that the number of IPv6 nodes is rather low.  This    document proposes to vastly increase the number of IPv6 hosts by    transforming all Social Networking platforms into IPv6 networks.    This will immediately add millions of IPv6 hosts to the existing IPv6    Internet.  This document includes sections on addressing and    transport of IPv6 over a Social Network.  A working prototype has    been developed.

 Vyncke                        Experimental                      [Page 1]
 RFC 5514                         IPoSN                        April 2009

 1.  Introduction

   While the IPv6 protocols are well-known for years, not every host    uses IPv6 (at least in March 2009), and most network users are not    aware of what IPv6 is or are even afraid by IPv6 because it is    unknown.

   On the other hand, Social Networks (like Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.)    are well-known by users and the usage of those networks is huge.

   This document describes how to leverage Social Networks in order to    make more people aware of IPv6 and to add several thousands of IPv6    routers to the Internet.

2.  Architecture

   With IPv6 over Social Network (IPoSN):

   o  Every user is a router with at least one loopback interface;

   o  Every friend or connection between users will be used as a point-       to-point link.

   On social networks, users want to have multiple friends, partners, or    relations with other users.  Therefore, it can be expected that there    is a heavily meshed network among these users.  This will prov...