Scenarios with Host Identification Complications (RFC7620)
Original Publication Date: 2015-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2015-Aug-15
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
M. Boucadair: AUTHOR [+6]
The goal of this document is to enumerate scenarios that encounter the issue of uniquely identifying a host among those sharing the same IP address. Within this document, a host can be any device directly connected to a network operated by a network provider, a Home Gateway, or a roaming device located behind a Home Gateway.
Independent Submission M. Boucadair, Ed. Request for Comments: 7620 B. Chatras Category: Informational Orange ISSN: 2070-1721 T. Reddy Cisco Systems B. Williams Akamai, Inc. B. Sarikaya Huawei August 2015
Scenarios with Host Identification Complications
This document describes a set of scenarios in which complications when identifying which policy to apply for a host are encountered. This problem is abstracted as "host identification". Describing these scenarios allows commonalities between scenarios to be identified, which is helpful during the solution design phase.
This document does not include any solution-specific discussions.
This document describes use cases where IP addresses are overloaded with both location and identity properties. Such semantic overloading is seen as a contributor to a variety of issues within the routing system [RFC4984]. Additionally, these use cases may be seen as a way to justify solutions that are not consistent with IETF Best Current Practices on protecting privacy [BCP160] [BCP188].
Status of This Memo
This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is published for informational purposes.
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