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I-D ACTION:draft-jokela-hip-packets-00.txt



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	Title		: Optimized Packet Structure for HIP
	Author(s)	: P. Jokela et al.
	Filename	: draft-jokela-hip-packets-00.txt
	Pages		: 24
	Date		: 18-Jun-02
	
This memo describes alternative, optimized packet structures for the
Host Identity Payload and Host Layer Protocol (HIP). The packet
structures presented in this memo are intended replace original
packets in HIP. In addition, this memo describes a new packet, CER,
to transmit certificates.
The main objective in redefining HIP packet structures is to make the
packet structures simpler and more distinct, which makes the
implementation work easier, hopefully leading to more secure protocol
implementation. The new structures reduce the average packet size and
take advantage of other existing IPv6 protocols formats, including
alignments concerns, like the newly suggested Mobility header format
for Mobile IPv6.

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