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IPng Requirements: A Cable Television Industry Viewpoint (RFC1686)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002524D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-12
Document File: 14 page(s) / 23K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

M. Vecchi: AUTHOR

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC1686: DOI

Abstract

This paper provides comments on topics related to the IPng requirements and selection criteria from a cable television industry viewpoint. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.

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Network Working Group M. Vecchi Request for Comments: 1686 Time Warner Cable Category: Informational August 1994

IPng Requirements: A Cable Television Industry Viewpoint

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.

Abstract

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. The statements in this paper are intended as input to the technical discussions within IETF, and do not represent any endorsement or commitment on the part of the cable television industry or any of its companies. Comments should be submitted to the big-internet@munnari.oz.au mailing list.

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary .......................................... 2 2. Cable Television Industry Overview ......................... 2 3. Engineering Considerations ................................. 5 3.1 Scaling .................................................. 5 3.2 Timescale ................................................ 5 3.3 Transition and deployment ................................ 6 3.4 Security ................................................. 7 3.5 Configuration, administration and operation .............. 7 3.6 Mobile hosts ............................................. 8 3.7 Flows and resource reservation ........................... 8 3.8 Policy based routing ..................................... 10 3.9 Topological flexibility .................................. 10 3.10 Applicability ............................................ 10 3.11 Datagram service ......................................... 11 3.12 Accounting ............................................... 11 3.13 Support of communication media ........................... 12 3.14 Robustness and fault tolerance ........................... 12 3.15 Technology pull .......................................... 12 3.16 Action items ............................................. 13 4. Security Considerations .................................... 13 5. Conclusions ................................................ 13 6. Author’s Address ........................................... 14

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RFC 1686 A Cable Television Industry Viewpoint on IPng August 1994

1. Executive Summary

This paper provides comments on topics related to the IPng requirements and selection criteria from a cable television industry viewpoint. The perspective taken is to position IPng as a potential internetworking technology to support the global requirements of the future integrated broadband networks that the cable industry is designing and deploying. The paper includes a section describing the cable television industry and outlining the network architectures to support the delivery of entertainment programming and interactive multimedia digital services, as well as telecommunication...

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