HPN Working Group Input to the IPng Requirements Solicitation (RFC1679)
Original Publication Date: 1994-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-12
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D. Green: AUTHOR [+3]
The purpose of this document is to provide what the HPN working group perceives as requirements for an IPng protocol set. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
Network Working Group D. Green Request for Comments: 1679 P. Irey Category: Informational D. Marlow K. O’Donoghue NSWC-DD August 1994
HPN Working Group Input to the IPng Requirements Solicitation
Status of this Memo
This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.
This document was submitted to the IETF IPng area in response to RFC 1550. Publication of this document does not imply acceptance by the IPng area of any ideas expressed within. Comments should be submitted to the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list.
The Navy’s High Performance Network (HPN) working group has studied the requirements of mission critical applications on Navy platforms. Based on this study, three basic categories of issues for IPng have been identified. The assumptions identified include accommodation of current functionality, commercial viability, and transitioning. The general requirements identified include addressing, integrated services architecture, mobility, multicast, and rapid route reconfiguration. Finally, the additional considerations identified include fault tolerance, policy based routing, security, and time synchroniztion. The HPN working group is interested in participating with the IETF in the development of standards which would apply to mission critical systems. In particular, the HPN working group is interested in the development of multicast functionality, an integrated services architecture, and support for high performance subnetworks.
The HPN working group has been established to study future network architectures for mission critical applications aboard Navy platforms. As a result, the HPN working group is interested in the results of the IPng selection and development process. This document is a product of discussions within the HPN working group.
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RFC 1679 HPN IPng Requirements August 1994
The purpose of this document is to provide what the HPN working group perceives as requirements for an IPng protocol set. Many of the necessary capabilities exist in current Internet and ISO network protocols; however, the HPN working group has identified needed capabilities that are beyond the existing standards.
The HPN working group has identified three categories of topics for discussion in this document. The first category is assumptions or those topics that the HPN working group believes the IPng process will solve satisfactorily without specific Navy input. The second category is general requirements. These are capabilities that are felt to be insufficiently addressed in existing network protocols and of key importance to Navy mission critical applications. Finally, a set of additional considerations has been identified. These are also issues of importance to the HPN working group. However, no guidance or specific requests can be provided at this time.