Last Call: <draft-ietf-hip-dex-24.txt> (HIP Diet EXchange (DEX)) to Proposed Standard

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The IESG has received a request from the Host Identity Protocol WG (hip) to
consider the following document: - 'HIP Diet EXchange (DEX)'
  <draft-ietf-hip-dex-24.txt> as Proposed Standard

The IESG plans to make a decision in the next few weeks, and solicits final
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   This document specifies the Host Identity Protocol Diet EXchange (HIP
   DEX), a variant of the Host Identity Protocol Version 2 (HIPv2) and
   specifically developed for use on low end processors.  The HIP DEX
   protocol design aims at reducing the overhead of the employed
   cryptographic primitives by omitting public-key signatures and
   cryptographic hash functions.

   The HIP DEX protocol is primarily designed for computation or memory-
   constrained sensor/actuator devices.  Like HIPv2, it is expected to
   be used together with a suitable security protocol such as the
   Encapsulated Security Payload (ESP) for the protection of upper layer
   protocol data.  Unlike HIPv2, HIP DEX does not support Forward
   Secrecy (FS), and MUST only be used on devices where FS is
   prohibitively expensive.  In addition, HIP DEX can also be used as a
   keying mechanism for security primitives at the MAC layer, e.g., for
   IEEE 802.15.4 networks.

The file can be obtained via

No IPR declarations have been submitted directly on this I-D.

The document contains these normative downward references.
See RFC 3967 for additional information: 
    rfc6261: Encrypted Signaling Transport Modes for the Host Identity Protocol (Experimental - IETF stream)