REsource LOcation And Discovery (RELOAD) Base Protocol (RFC6940)
Original Publication Date: 2014-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2014-Jan-18
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
C. Jennings: AUTHOR [+6]
This document defines REsource LOcation And Discovery (RELOAD), a peer-to-peer (P2P) signaling protocol for use on the Internet. RELOAD provides a generic, self-organizing overlay network service, allowing nodes to route messages to other nodes and to store and retrieve data in the overlay. RELOAD provides several features that are critical for a successful P2P protocol for the Internet:
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) C. Jennings Request for Comments: 6940 Cisco Category: Standards Track B. Lowekamp, Ed. ISSN: 2070-1721 Skype E. Rescorla RTFM, Inc. S. Baset H. Schulzrinne Columbia University January 2014
REsource LOcation And Discovery (RELOAD) Base Protocol
This specification defines REsource LOcation And Discovery (RELOAD), a peer-to-peer (P2P) signaling protocol for use on the Internet. A P2P signaling protocol provides its clients with an abstract storage and messaging service between a set of cooperating peers that form the overlay network. RELOAD is designed to support a P2P Session Initiation Protocol (P2PSIP) network, but can be utilized by other applications with similar requirements by defining new usages that specify the Kinds of data that need to be stored for a particular application. RELOAD defines a security model based on a certificate enrollment service that provides unique identities. NAT traversal is a fundamental service of the protocol. RELOAD also allows access from "client" nodes that do not need to route traffic or store data for others.
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This is an Internet Standards Track document.
This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). It represents the consensus of the IETF community. It has received public review and has been approved for publication by the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG). Further information on Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 5741.
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