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The Host Identity Protocol (HIP) Experiment Report (RFC6538) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000216216D
Original Publication Date: 2012-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2012-Mar-25
Document File: 70 page(s) / 88K

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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.

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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.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (c) 2012 IETF Trust and the persons identified as the    document authors.  All rights reserved.

   This document is subject to BCP 78 and the IETF Trust's Legal    Provisions Relating to IETF Documents    ( in effect on the date of

 Henderson & Gurtov            Informational                     [Page 1]
 RFC 6538                  HIP Experiment Report               March 2012

    publication of this document.  Please review these documents    carefully, as they describe your rights and restrictions with respect    to this document.

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................3

      1.1. What is HIP? ...............................................3