Host Identity Protocol (HIP)

The Host Identity Protocol (HIP) is an Identity Exchange mechanism that enables secure communications with tunneling protocols such as ESP. 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, from which end-point identifiers are taken. The public keys are typically, but not necessarily, self generated. HIP uses existing IP addressing and forwarding for locators and packet delivery.

Protocol dependencies

Example traffic

No. Time Source Destination Protocol Info

... Host Identity Protocol

No. Time Source Destination Protocol Info

... Host Identity Protocol

No. Time Source Destination Protocol Info

... Host Identity Protocol

No. Time Source Destination Protocol Info

... Host Identity Protocol

Wireshark

The HIP dissector is fully functional and conforms to the following specifications:

RFC 5201, RFC 5202, RFC 5203, RFC 5204. RFC 5206, draft-ietf-hip-nat-traversal-09 (RFC 5770), draft-ietf-hip-cert-03

Display Filter

A complete list of HIP display filter fields can be found in the display filter reference

HIP (last edited 2010-08-06 10:10:42 by SamuVarjonen)