[Battlemesh] Host Identity Protocol, any experience?

Linus L├╝ssing linus.luessing at c0d3.blue
Mon Nov 28 14:05:25 CET 2016


Hi,

Just read about this protocol a few days ago:

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/about/press/internet-protocol-journal/back-issues/table-contents-43/121-host.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Host_Identity_Protocol
https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc7401

Has anyone had the pleasure to play with it yet?

Seems like it might be a necessity to support truely decentral,
distributed, dynamic internet uplinks in a public mesh network?

(otherwise, everytime a node with a direct uplink vanishes, TCP
connections would break or would need some tunneling)


The idea of HIP to strip the identity part from IP addresses and
replacing it with a layer in between, which cryptographically
generates identities, sounds ingenious!

Regards, Linus



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