datatracker.ietf.org
Sign in
Version 5.7.4, 2014-11-12
Report a bug

General Switch Management Protocol (GSMP) V3
RFC 3292

Document type: RFC - Proposed Standard (June 2002; No errata)
Document stream: IETF
Last updated: 2013-03-02
Other versions: plain text, pdf, html

IETF State: (None)
Consensus: Unknown
Document shepherd: No shepherd assigned

IESG State: RFC 3292 (Proposed Standard)
Responsible AD: Scott Bradner
IESG Note: Responsible: RFC Editor
Send notices to: <avri@acm.org>, <ksundell@nortelnetworks.com>

Network Working Group                                           A. Doria
Request for Comments: 3292                Lulea University of Technology
Category: Standards Track                                  F. Hellstrand
                                                              K. Sundell
                                                         Nortel Networks
                                                              T. Worster
                                                               June 2002

              General Switch Management Protocol (GSMP) V3

Status of this Memo

   This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the
   Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for
   improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet
   Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state
   and status of this protocol.  Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2002).  All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

   This document describes the General Switch Management Protocol
   Version 3 (GSMPv3).  The GSMPv3 is an asymmetric protocol that allows
   one or more external switch controllers to establish and maintain the
   state of a label switch such as, an ATM, frame relay or MPLS switch.
   The GSMPv3 allows control of both unicast and multicast switch
   connection state as well as control of switch system resources and
   QoS features.

Acknowledgement

   GSMP was created by P. Newman, W. Edwards, R. Hinden, E. Hoffman, F.
   Ching Liaw, T. Lyon, and G. Minshall (see [6] and [7]).  This version
   of GSMP is based on their work.

Contributors

   In addition to the authors/editors listed in the heading, many
   members of the GSMP group have made significant contributions to this
   specification.  Among the contributors who have contributed
   materially are: Constantin Adam, Clint Bishard, Joachim Buerkle,
   Torbjorn Hedqvist, Georg Kullgren, Aurel A. Lazar, Mahesan
   Nandikesan, Matt Peters, Hans Sjostrand, Balaji Srinivasan, Jaroslaw
   Sydir, Chao-Chun Wang.

Doria, et. al.              Standards Track                     [Page 1]
RFC 3292         General Switch Management Protocol V3         June 2002

Specification of Requirements

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
   document are to be interpreted as described in [RFC2119].

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ................................................... 4
   2. GSMP Packet Encapsulation ...................................... 6
   3. Common Definitions and Procedures .............................. 6
    3.1 GSMP Packet Format ........................................... 7
      3.1.1 Basic GSMP Message format ................................ 7
      3.1.2 Fields commonly found in GSMP messages .................. 11
      3.1.3 Labels .................................................. 12
      3.1.4 Failure Response Messages ............................... 17
   4. Connection Management Messages ................................ 18
    4.1 General Message Definitions ................................. 18
    4.2 Add Branch Message .......................................... 25
      4.2.1 ATM specific procedures: ................................ 29
    4.3 Delete Tree Message ......................................... 30
    4.4 Verify Tree Message ......................................... 30
    4.5 Delete All Input Port Message ............................... 30
    4.6 Delete All Output Port Message .............................. 31
    4.7 Delete Branches Message ..................................... 32
    4.8 Move Output Branch Message .................................. 35
      4.8.1 ATM Specific Procedures: ................................ 37
    4.9 Move Input Branch Message ................................... 38
      4.9.1 ATM Specific Procedures: ................................ 41
   5. Reservation Management Messages ............................... 42
    5.1 Reservation Request Message ................................. 43
    5.2 Delete Reservation Message .................................. 46
    5.3 Delete All Reservations Message.............................. 47
   6. Management Messages ........................................... 47
    6.1 Port Management Message ..................................... 47
    6.2 Label Range Message ......................................... 53
      6.2.1 Labels .................................................. 56
   7. State and Statistics Messages ................................. 60

[include full document text]