IPng Technical Requirements Of the Nimrod Routing and Addressing Architecture (RFC1753)
Original Publication Date: 1994-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-12
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This document presents the requirements that the Nimrod routing and addressing architecture has upon the internetwork layer protocol. To be most useful to Nimrod, any protocol selected as the IPng should satisfy these requirements. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
Network Working Group N. Chiappa Request for Comments: 1753 December 1994 Category: Informational
IPng Technical Requirements Of the Nimrod Routing and Addressing Architecture
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This document presents the requirements that the Nimrod routing and addressing architecture has upon the internetwork layer protocol. To be most useful to Nimrod, any protocol selected as the IPng should satisfy these requirements. Also presented is some background information, consisting of i) information about architectural and design principles which might apply to the design of a new internetworking layer, and ii) some details of the logic and reasoning behind particular requirements.
It is important to note that this document is not "IPng Requirements for Routing", as other proposed routing and addressing designs may need different support; this document is specific to Nimrod, and doesn’t claim to speak for other efforts.
However, although I don’t wish to assume that the particular designs being worked on by the Nimrod WG will be widely adopted by the Internet (if for no other reason, they have not yet been deployed and tried and tested in practise, to see if they really work, an absolutely necessary hurdle for any protocol), there are reasons to believe that any routing architecture for a large, ubiquitous global Internet will have many of the same basic fundamental principles as the Nimrod architecture, and the requirements that these generate.
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RFC 1753 Nimrod Technical Requirements for IPng December 1994
While current day routing technologies do not yet have the characteristics and capabilities that generate these requirements, they also do not seem to be completely suited to routing in the next-generation Internet. As routing technology moves towards what is needed for the next generation Internet, the underlying fundamental laws and principles of routing will almost inevitably drive the design, and hence the requirements, toward things which look like the material presented here.
Therefore, even if Nimrod is not the routing architecture of the next-generation Internet, the basic routing architecture of that Internet will have requirements that, while differing in detail, will almost inevitably be similar to these.
In a similar, but more general, context, note that, by and large, the general analysis of sections 3.1 ("Interaction Architectural Issues") and 3.2 ("State and Flows in the Internetwork Layer") will apply to other areas of a new internetwork layer, not just routing.
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