The Host Identity Protocol (HIP) Experiment Report (RFC6538)
Original Publication Date: 2012-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2012-Mar-25
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
T. Henderson: AUTHOR [+1]
This document summarizes the work and experiences of the IRTF's Host Identity Protocol research group (HIP-RG) in the 2004-2009 time frame. The HIP-RG was chartered to explore the possible benefits and consequences of deploying the Host Identity Protocol architecture [RFC4423] in the Internet and to explore extensions to HIP.
Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) T. Henderson Request for Comments: 6538 The Boeing Company Category: Informational A. Gurtov ISSN: 2070-1721 University of Oulu March 2012
The Host Identity Protocol (HIP) Experiment Report
This document is a report from the IRTF Host Identity Protocol (HIP) research group documenting the collective experiences and lessons learned from studies, related experimentation, and designs completed by the research group. The document summarizes implications of adding HIP to host protocol stacks, Internet infrastructure, and applications. The perspective of a network operator, as well as a list of HIP experiments, are presented as well. Portions of this report may be relevant also to other network overlay-based architectures or to attempts to deploy alternative networking architectures.
Status of This Memo
This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is published for informational purposes.
This document is a product of the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF). The IRTF publishes the results of Internet-related research and development activities. These results might not be suitable for deployment. This RFC represents the consensus of the IRTF HIP Research Group of the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF). Documents approved for publication by the IRSG are not a candidate for any level of Internet Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.
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Table of Contents
1. Introduction ....................................................3
1.1. What is HIP? ...............................................3