Computer Dictionary/Common Architecture for Next Generation Internet Protocol
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, IP, and IPX. It provides for any of the transport layer protocols in use, including TP4, CLTP, TCP, UDP, IPX, 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 [[Computer Dictionary/Lotus Development Corporation|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.