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Identifier-Locator Network Protocol (ILNP) Engineering Considerations (RFC6741) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000223214D
Original Publication Date: 2012-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2012-Nov-10
Document File: 76 page(s) / 93K

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RJ Atkinson: AUTHOR [+2]


The ILNP document set has had extensive review within the IRTF Routing RG. ILNP is one of the recommendations made by the RG Chairs. Separately, various refereed research papers on ILNP have also been published during this decade. So, the ideas contained herein have had much broader review than IRTF Routing RG. The views in this document were considered controversial by the Routing RG, but the RG reached a consensus that the document still should be published. The Routing RG has had remarkably little consensus on anything, so virtually all Routing RG outputs are considered controversial.

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Internet Research Task Force (IRTF)                          RJ Atkinson Request for Comments: 6741                                    Consultant Category: Experimental                                         SN Bhatti ISSN: 2070-1721                                            U. St Andrews                                                            November 2012

                Identifier-Locator Network Protocol (ILNP)                        Engineering Considerations


   This document describes common (i.e., version independent)    engineering details for the Identifier-Locator Network Protocol    (ILNP), which is an experimental, evolutionary enhancement to IP.    This document is a product of the IRTF Routing Research Group.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is    published for examination, experimental implementation, and    evaluation.

   This document defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet    community.  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 individual    opinion(s) of one or more members of the Routing 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

Atkinson & Bhatti             Experimental                      [Page 1]
 RFC 6741                    ILNP Engineering               November 2012

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   This document may not be modified, and derivative works of it may not    be created, except to format it for publication as an RFC or to    translate it into languages other than English.

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