2.3.8 Host Identity Protocol (hip)
NOTE: This charter is a snapshot of the 66th IETF Meeting in Montreal, Quebec Canada. It may now be out-of-date.
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Last Modified: 2006-05-22
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Description of Working Group:
The Host Identity Protocol (HIP) provides a method of
separating the end-point identifier and locator roles of
IP addresses. It introduces a new Host Identity (HI)
name space, based on public keys. The public keys are
typically, but not necessarily, self generated.
The specifications for the architecture and protocol
details for these mechanisms consist of:
draft-moskowitz-hip-arch-05.txt (at RFC editor) and
draft-moskowitz-hip-08.txt (soon -09.txt)
There are five publicly known, interoperating
implementations, some of which are open source.
Currently, the HIP base protocol works well with any pair
of co-operating end-hosts. However, to be more useful
and more widely deployable, HIP needs some support from
the existing infrastructure, including the DNS, and a new
piece of infrastructure, called the HIP rendezvous
| The purpose of this Working Group is to define the |
| minimal infrastructure elements that are needed for |
| HIP experimentation on a wide scale. |
In particular, the objective of this working group is to
complete the base protocol specification, define one or
more DNS resource records for storing HIP related data,
to complete the existing work on basic mobility and
multi-homing, and produce Experimental RFCs for these.
Note that even though the specifications are chartered
for Experimental, it is understood that their quality and
security properties should match the standards track
requirements. The main purpose for producing
Experimental documents instead of standards track ones
are the unknown effects that the mechanisms may have on
applications and on the Internet in the large.
It is expected that there will be a roughly parallel,
though perhaps considerably broader, IRTF Research Group
that will include efforts both on developing the more
forward looking aspects of the HIP architecture and on
exploring the effects that HIP may have on the applications
and the Internet.
The following are charter items for the working group:
1) Complete the HIP base protocol specification.
Starting point: draft-moskowitz-hip-08.txt (or newer)
2) Complete the basic mobility and multi-homing support for HIP.
Starting point: draft-nikander-hip-mm-01.txt (or newer)
While this work partially overlaps the work in Mobile
IP and Multi6 Working Groups, it is very different in
the sense that is based on the Experimental HIP
specification, and cannot function without it.
3) Define one or more new DNS Resource Records for
storing HIP related data, such as Host Identifiers and
Host Identity Tags (HITs). This task explicitly
excludes the task of defining reverse DNS entries
based on HITs.
4) Define a basic HIP rendezvous mechanism.
A basic HIP rendezvous server allows mobile and
non-mobile HIP hosts to register their current IP
addresses at the server. Other hosts can then send
the initial I1 packets to the rendezvous server, which
forwards the packets to the HIP host's current address.
This task explicitly excludes solving more general
problems, such as the referral problem. Also excluded
is the problem of finding the right rendezvous server.
It is expected that the DNS records will be used for that.
The Working Group bases all the work on the HIP achitecture
specification (as defined above).
5) Complete the HIP Architecture specification
Starting point: draft-moskowitz-hip-arch-06.txt
Goals and Milestones:
|Done|| ||First version of the HIP basic mobility and multi-homing
mechanism specification. |
|Done|| ||First version of the HIP DNS resource record(s) specification. |
|Done|| ||First version of the HIP basic rendezvous mechanism
|Done|| ||WGLC on the HIP architecture specification |
|Done|| ||Submit the HIP architecture specification to the IESG |
|Done|| ||WG LC on the base protocol specification |
|Done|| ||WG LC on the ESP usage specification |
|Oct 2005|| ||WGLC the HIP registration extensions specification |
|Oct 2005|| ||WGLC the HIP DNS resource record(s) specification |
|Oct 2005|| ||WG LC on the basic HIP rendezvous mechanism specification. |
|Nov 2005|| ||Submit the ESP usage specification to the IESG for Experimental |
|Nov 2005|| ||Submit the base protocol specification to the IESG for
|Nov 2005|| ||WG LC on the HIP basic mobility and multi-homing specification. |
|Dec 2005|| ||Submit the HIP registration extensions specification for
|Dec 2005|| ||Submit the HIP DNS resource record(s) specification to the IESG
for Experimental. |
|Dec 2005|| ||Submit the HIP basic mobility and multihoming specification to
the IESG for Experimental. |
|Dec 2005|| ||Submit the basic HIP rendezvous mechanism specification to the
IESG for Experimental. |
|Jan 2006|| ||Recharter or close the WG. |
Request For Comments:
|RFC4423|| I ||Host Identity Protocol (HIP) Architecture |
Native API for SHIM Layer Protocols
API for Multihoming Shim