GENWiki

Premier IT Outsourcing and Support Services within the UK

User Tools

Site Tools


rfc:rfc4859

Network Working Group A. Farrel Request for Comments: 4859 Old Dog Consulting Category: Informational April 2007

             Codepoint Registry for the Flags Field in
  the Resource Reservation Protocol-Traffic Engineering (RSVP-TE)
                      Session Attribute Object

Status of This Memo

 This memo provides information for the Internet community.  It does
 not specify an Internet standard of any kind.  Distribution of this
 memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

 Copyright (C) The IETF Trust (2007).

Abstract

 This document provides instructions to IANA for the creation of a new
 codepoint registry for the flags field in the Session Attribute
 object of the Resource Reservation Protocol Traffic Engineering
 (RSVP-TE) signaling messages used in Multiprotocol Label Switching
 (MPLS) and Generalized MPLS (GMPLS) signaling.

1. Introduction

 The Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP) [RFC2205] has been extended
 as RSVP for Traffic Engineering (RSVP-TE) for use in Multiprotocol
 Label Switching (MPLS) signaling [RFC3209] and Generalized MPLS
 (GMPLS) [RFC3473].
 [RFC3209] introduced a new signaling object, the Session Attribute
 object, that is carried on the RSVP Path message.  The Session
 Attribute object contains an eight-bit field of flags.
 The original specification of RSVP-TE assigned uses to three of these
 bit flags.  Subsequent MPLS and GMPLS RFCs have assigned further
 flags.
 There is a need for a codepoint registry to track the use of the bit
 flags in this field, to ensure that bits are not assigned more than
 once, and to define the procedures by which such bits may be
 assigned.

Farrel Informational [Page 1] RFC 4859 Registry for RSVP-TE Session Flags April 2007

 This document lists the current bit usage and provides information
 for IANA to create a new registry.  This document does not define the
 uses of specific bits -- definitive procedures for the use of the
 bits can be found in the referenced RFCs.

2. Existing Usage

2.1. RFC 3209

 [RFC3209] defines the use of three bits as follows:
 0x01  Local protection desired
 0x02  Label recording desired
 0x04  SE Style desired

2.2. RFC 4090

 [RFC4090] defines the use of two bits as follows:
 0x08  Bandwidth protection desired
 0x10  Node protection desired

2.3. RFC 4736

 [RFC4736] defines the use of one bit as follows:
 0x20  Path re-evaluation request

3. Security Considerations

 This informational document exists purely to create an IANA registry.
 Such registries help to protect the IETF process against denial-of-
 service attacks.
 Otherwise there are no security considerations for this document.

4. IANA Considerations

 IANA has created a new codepoint registry as follows.
 The new registry has been placed under the "RSVP-TE Parameters"
 branch of the tree.
 The new registry has been termed "Session Attribute Object Flags."

Farrel Informational [Page 2] RFC 4859 Registry for RSVP-TE Session Flags April 2007

 Flags from this registry may only be assigned by IETF consensus
 [RFC2434].
 The registry references the flags already defined as described in
 Section 2 of this document.

5. Acknowledgements

 Thanks to JP Vasseur, Bill Fenner, and Thomas Narten for reviewing
 this document.

6. References

6.1. Normative References

 [RFC2205]   Braden, R., Ed., Zhang, L., Berson, S., Herzog, S. and S.
             Jamin, "Resource ReSerVation Protocol (RSVP) -- Version
             1, Functional Specification", RFC 2205, September 1997.
 [RFC2434]   Narten, T. and H. Alvestrand, "Guidelines for Writing an
             IANA Considerations Section in RFCs", BCP 26, RFC 2434,
             October 1998.
 [RFC3209]   Awduche, D., Berger, L., Gan, D., Li, T., Srinivasan, V.
             and G. Swallow, "RSVP-TE: Extensions to RSVP for LSP
             Tunnels", RFC 3209, December 2001.
 [RFC3473]   Berger, L., Ed., "Generalized Multi-Protocol Label
             Switching (GMPLS) Signaling - Resource ReserVation
             Protocol-Traffic Engineering (RSVP-TE) Extensions", RFC
             3473, January 2003.

6.2. Informative References

 [RFC4090]   Pan, P., Ed., Swallow, G., Ed., and A. Atlas, Ed., "Fast
             Reroute Extensions to RSVP-TE for LSP Tunnels", RFC 4090,
             May 2005.
 [RFC4736]   Vasseur, JP., Ed., Ikejiri, Y., and R. Zhang,
             "Reoptimization of Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
             Traffic Engineering (TE) Loosely Routed Label Switched
             Path (LSP)", RFC 4736, November 2006.

Farrel Informational [Page 3] RFC 4859 Registry for RSVP-TE Session Flags April 2007

Author's Address

 Adrian Farrel
 Old Dog Consulting
 EMail: adrian@olddog.co.uk

Farrel Informational [Page 4] RFC 4859 Registry for RSVP-TE Session Flags April 2007

Full Copyright Statement

 Copyright (C) The IETF Trust (2007).
 This document is subject to the rights, licenses and restrictions
 contained in BCP 78, and except as set forth therein, the authors
 retain all their rights.
 This document and the information contained herein are provided on an
 "AS IS" basis and THE CONTRIBUTOR, THE ORGANIZATION HE/SHE REPRESENTS
 OR IS SPONSORED BY (IF ANY), THE INTERNET SOCIETY, THE IETF TRUST AND
 THE INTERNET ENGINEERING TASK FORCE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS
 OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTY THAT THE USE OF
 THE INFORMATION HEREIN WILL NOT INFRINGE ANY RIGHTS OR ANY IMPLIED
 WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

Intellectual Property

 The IETF takes no position regarding the validity or scope of any
 Intellectual Property Rights or other rights that might be claimed to
 pertain to the implementation or use of the technology described in
 this document or the extent to which any license under such rights
 might or might not be available; nor does it represent that it has
 made any independent effort to identify any such rights.  Information
 on the procedures with respect to rights in RFC documents can be
 found in BCP 78 and BCP 79.
 Copies of IPR disclosures made to the IETF Secretariat and any
 assurances of licenses to be made available, or the result of an
 attempt made to obtain a general license or permission for the use of
 such proprietary rights by implementers or users of this
 specification can be obtained from the IETF on-line IPR repository at
 http://www.ietf.org/ipr.
 The IETF invites any interested party to bring to its attention any
 copyrights, patents or patent applications, or other proprietary
 rights that may cover technology that may be required to implement
 this standard.  Please address the information to the IETF at
 ietf-ipr@ietf.org.

Acknowledgement

 Funding for the RFC Editor function is currently provided by the
 Internet Society.

Farrel Informational [Page 5]

/data/webs/external/dokuwiki/data/pages/rfc/rfc4859.txt · Last modified: 2007/04/25 01:08 by 127.0.0.1

Donate Powered by PHP Valid HTML5 Valid CSS Driven by DokuWiki