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Home Networking Control Protocol (RFC7788) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000246699D
Original Publication Date: 2016-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2016-Jun-29
Document File: 80 page(s) / 94K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

M. Stenberg: AUTHOR [+3]


The Home Networking Control Protocol (HNCP) is designed to facilitate the sharing of state among home routers to fulfill the needs of the IPv6 homenet architecture [RFC7368], which assumes zero-configuration operation, multiple subnets, multiple home routers, and (potentially) multiple upstream service providers providing (potentially) multiple prefixes to the home network. While RFC 7368 sets no requirements for IPv4 support, HNCP aims to support the dual-stack mode of operation, and therefore the functionality is designed with that in mind. The state is shared as TLVs transported in the DNCP node state among the routers (and potentially advanced hosts) to enable:

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                       M. Stenberg Request for Comments: 7788                                      S. Barth Category: Standards Track                                    Independent ISSN: 2070-1721                                               P. Pfister                                                            Cisco Systems                                                               April 2016

                     Home Networking Control Protocol


   This document describes the Home Networking Control Protocol (HNCP),    an extensible configuration protocol, and a set of requirements for    home network devices.  HNCP is described as a profile of and    extension to the Distributed Node Consensus Protocol (DNCP).  HNCP    enables discovery of network borders, automated configuration of    addresses, name resolution, service discovery, and the use of any    routing protocol that supports routing based on both the source and    destination address.

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   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).  Further information on    Internet Standards is available in 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

Stenberg, et al.             Standards Track                    [Page 1]
 RFC 7788            Home Networking Control Protocol          April 2016

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

     1.1.  Applicability . . . . . . . . . ....