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Scenic Routing for IPv6 (RFC7511)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000241187D
Original Publication Date: 2015-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2015-Apr-02
Document File: 16 page(s) / 15K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

M. Wilhelm: AUTHOR

Abstract

In times of Green IT, a lot of effort is put into reducing the energy consumption of routers, switches, servers, hosts, etc., to preserve our environment. This document looks at Green IT from a different angle and focuses on network packets being routed and switched around the world.

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Independent Submission                                        M. Wilhelm Request for Comments: 7511                                  1 April 2015 Category: Informational ISSN: 2070-1721

                         Scenic Routing for IPv6

Abstract

   This document specifies a new routing scheme for the current version    of the Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) in the spirit of "Green    IT", whereby packets will be routed to get as much fresh-air time as    possible.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is    published for informational purposes.

   This is a contribution to the RFC Series, independently of any other    RFC stream.  The RFC Editor has chosen to publish this document at    its discretion and makes no statement about its value for    implementation or deployment.  Documents approved for publication by    the RFC Editor are not a candidate for any level of Internet    Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at    http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7511.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (c) 2015 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    (http://trustee.ietf.org/license-info) in effect on the date of    publication of this document.  Please review these documents    carefully, as they describe your rights and restrictions with respect    to this document.

Wilhelm                       Informational                     [Page 1]
 RFC 7511                     Scenic Routing                 1 April 2015

 Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2

     1.1.  Conventions and Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3

   2.  Scenic Routing  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3

     2.1.  Scenic Routing Option (SRO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3

   3.  Implications  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5

     3.1.  Routing Implications  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5

     3.2.  Implications for Hosts  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5

     3.3.  Proxy Servers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6

   4.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6

   5.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6

   6.  Related Work  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6

   7.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7

     7.1.  Normativ...