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IANA Considerations and IETF Protocol Usage for IEEE 802 Parameters
RFC 5342

Document type: RFC - Best Current Practice (September 2008)
Obsoleted by RFC 7042
Updates RFC 2153
Also Known As BCP 141
Was draft-eastlake-ethernet-iana-considerations (individual in ops area)
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 5342 (Best Current Practice)
Responsible AD: Dan Romascanu
Send notices to: Donald.Eastlake@motorola.com, draft-eastlake-ethernet-iana-considerations@tools.ietf.org, erik.nordmark@sun.com

Network Working Group                                    D. Eastlake 3rd
Request for Comments: 5342                          Eastlake Enterprises
BCP: 141                                                  September 2008
Updates: 2153
Category: Best Current Practice

              IANA Considerations and IETF Protocol Usage
                        for IEEE 802 Parameters

Status of This Memo

   This document specifies an Internet Best Current Practices for the
   Internet Community, and requests discussion and suggestions for
   improvements.  Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Abstract

   Some IETF protocols make use of Ethernet frame formats and IEEE 802
   parameters.  This document discusses some use of such parameters in
   IETF protocols and specifies IANA considerations for allocation of
   code points under the IANA OUI (Organizationally Unique Identifier).

Eastlake 3rd             Best Current Practice                  [Page 1]
RFC 5342         IANA & IETF Use of IEEE 802 Parameters   September 2008

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................3
      1.1. Notations Used in This Document ............................3
      1.2. The IEEE Registration Authority ............................3
           1.2.1. The IANA OUI ........................................4
      1.3. Acknowledgements ...........................................4
   2. Ethernet Identifier Parameters ..................................4
      2.1. 48-Bit MAC Identifiers and OUIs ............................4
           2.1.1. EUI-48 Allocations under the IANA OUI ...............5
           2.1.2. EUI-48 IANA Allocation Considerations ...............5
      2.2. 64-Bit MAC Identifiers .....................................6
           2.2.1. IPv6 Use of Modified EUI-64 Identifiers .............6
           2.2.2. EUI-64 IANA Allocation Considerations ...............8
      2.3. Other MAC-48 Identifiers Used by IETF ......................9
           2.3.1. Identifiers Prefixed 33-33 ..........................9
           2.3.2. The 'CF Series' ....................................10
                  2.3.2.1. Changes to RFC 2153 .......................10
   3. Ethernet Protocol Parameters ...................................10
      3.1. Ethernet Protocol Allocation under the IANA OUI ...........12
   4. Other OUI-Based Parameters .....................................13
   5. IANA Considerations ............................................13
      5.1. Expert Review and IESG Ratification .......................14
      5.2. Informational IANA Web Page Material ......................15
      5.3. OUI Exhaustion ............................................15
   6. Security Considerations ........................................15
   7. Normative References ...........................................15
   8. Informative References .........................................16
   Appendix A.  Templates ............................................18
      A.1. EUI-48/EUI-64 Identifier or Identifier Block Template .....18
      A.2. 5-Octet Ethernet Protocol Identifier Template .............18
      A.3. Other IANA OUI-Based Parameter Template ...................19
   Appendix B. Ethertypes ............................................19
      B.1. Some Ethertypes Specified by The IETF .....................19
      B.2. Some IEEE 802 Ethertypes ..................................20

Eastlake 3rd             Best Current Practice                  [Page 2]
RFC 5342         IANA & IETF Use of IEEE 802 Parameters   September 2008

1.  Introduction

   Some IETF protocols use Ethernet or other [IEEE] 802 related
   communication frame formats and parameters [IEEE802].  These include
   MAC (Media Access Control) identifiers and protocol identifiers.

   This document specifies IANA considerations for the allocation of
   code points under the IANA OUI.  It also discusses some other IETF
   use of IEEE 802 code points.

   [RFC5226] is incorporated herein except where there are contrary
   provisions in this document.

1.1.  Notations Used in This Document

   This document uses hexadecimal notation.  Each octet (that is, 8-bit
   byte) is represented by two hexadecimal digits giving the value of
   the octet as an unsigned integer.  Successive octets are separated by
   a hyphen.  This document consistently uses IETF bit ordering although
   the physical order of bit transmission within an octet on an IEEE
   [802.3] link is from the lowest order bit to the highest order bit
   (i.e., the reverse of the IETF's ordering).

   In this document:

   "IAB" stands for Individual Address Block, not for Internet
         Architecture Board;

   "MAC" stands for Media Access Control, not for Message Authentication

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