Common Architecture for Next Generation Internet Protocol definition networking
(CATNIP, originally Common Architecture Technology for Next-generation Internet Protocol)
A network architecture designed to provide a compressed form of the existing network layer protocols
and to integrate CLNP
, and IPX
. It provides for any of the transport layer protocols
in use, including TP4, CLTP, TCP
, and SPX
, to run over any of the network layer protocol formats: CLNP, IP (version 4), IPX and CATNIP.
CATNIP was originally proposed by Robert L. Ullmann of Lotus Development Corporation
on 1993-12-22. It was published as RFC 1707
in October 1994 but it is not an Internet
standard of any kind.