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Security Threats for the Neighborhood Discovery Protocol (NHDP) (RFC7186)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000236187D
Original Publication Date: 2014-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2014-Apr-11
Document File: 40 page(s) / 46K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

J. Yi: AUTHOR [+3]


The Neighborhood Discovery Protocol (NHDP) [RFC6130] allows routers to acquire topological information up to two hops away from themselves, by way of periodic HELLO message exchanges. The information acquired by NHDP is used by other protocols, such as the Optimized Link State Routing Protocol version 2 (OLSRv2) [RFC7181] and Simplified Multicast Forwarding (SMF) [RFC6621]. The topology information, acquired by way of NHDP, serves these routing protocols by detecting and maintaining local 1-hop and 2-hop neighborhood information.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                             J. Yi Request for Comments: 7186                      LIX, Ecole Polytechnique Category: Informational                                       U. Herberg ISSN: 2070-1721                          Fujitsu Laboratories of America                                                               T. Clausen                                                 LIX, Ecole Polytechnique                                                               April 2014

     Security Threats for the Neighborhood Discovery Protocol (NHDP)


   This document analyzes common security threats of the Neighborhood    Discovery Protocol (NHDP) and describes their potential impacts on    Mobile Ad Hoc Network (MANET) routing protocols using NHDP.  This    document is not intended to propose solutions to the threats    described.

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 Engineering Task Force    (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has    received public review and has been approved for publication by the    Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Not all documents    approved by the IESG are 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    http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7186.

Yi, et al.                    Informational                     [Page 1]
 RFC 7186                Security Threats for NHDP             April 2014

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Table of Contents

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

   2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....