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TP/IX: The Next Internet (RFC1475)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002302D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-10
Document File: 35 page(s) / 46K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

R. Ullmann: AUTHOR

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC1475: DOI

Abstract

This memo presents the specification for version 7 of the Internet Protocol, as well as version 7 of the TCP and the user datagram protocol. This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard.

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Network Working Group R. Ullmann Request for Comments: 1475 Process Software Corporation June 1993

TP/IX: The Next Internet

Status of this Memo

This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard. Discussion and suggestions for improvement are requested. Please refer to the current edition of the "IAB Official Protocol Standards" for the standardization state and status of this protocol. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Abstract

The first version of this memo, describing a possible next generation of Internet protocols, was written by the present author in the summer and fall of 1989, and circulated informally, including to the IESG, in December 1989. A further informal note on the addressing, called "Toasternet Part II", was circulated on the IETF mail list during March of 1992.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 1.1 Objectives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 1.2 Philosophy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 2. Internet numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 2.1 Is 64 Bits Enough? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 2.2 Why version 7? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 2.3 The version 7 IP address . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 2.4 AD numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 2.5 Mapping of version 4 numbers . . . . . . . . . . . 8 3. IP: Internet datagram protocol . . . . . . . . . . . 9 3.1 IP datagram header format . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 3.1.1 Version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 3.1.2 Header length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 3.1.3 Time to live . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 3.1.4 Total datagram length . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 3.1.5 Forward route identifier . . . . . . . . . . . 11 3.1.6 Destination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 3.1.7 Source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 3.1.8 Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 3.1.9 Checksum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 3.1.10 Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

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3.2 Option Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 3.2.1 Class (C) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 3.2.2 Copy on fragmentation (F) . . . . . . . . . . . 13 3.2.3 Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 3.2.4 Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 3.2.5 Option data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 3.3 IP options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 3.3.1 Null . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 3.3.2 Fragment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 3.3.3 Last Fragment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 3.3.4 Don’t Fragment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 3.3.5 Don’t Convert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 3.4 Forward route identifier . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 3.4.1 Procedure description . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 3.4.2 Flows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 3.4.3 Mobile hosts . . . . . . . ....

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