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IANA Considerations for Network Layer Protocol Identifiers
RFC 6328

Document type: RFC - Best Current Practice (July 2011; No errata)
Also Known As BCP 164
Was draft-eastlake-nlpid-iana-considerations (individual in ops area)
Document stream: IETF
Last updated: 2013-03-02
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IETF State: (None)
Consensus: Unknown
Document shepherd: No shepherd assigned

IESG State: RFC 6328 (Best Current Practice)
Responsible AD: Dan Romascanu
Send notices to: d3e3e3@gmail.com, draft-eastlake-nlpid-iana-considerations@tools.ietf.org

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                   D. Eastlake 3rd
Request for Comments: 6328                                        Huawei
BCP: 164                                                       July 2011
Category: Best Current Practice
ISSN: 2070-1721

       IANA Considerations for Network Layer Protocol Identifiers

Abstract

   Some protocols being developed or extended by the IETF make use of
   the ISO/IEC (International Organization for Standardization /
   International Electrotechnical Commission) Network Layer Protocol
   Identifier (NLPID).  This document provides NLPID IANA
   considerations.

Status of This Memo

   This memo documents an Internet Best Current Practice.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force
   (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has
   received public review and has been approved for publication by the
   Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on
   BCPs is available in Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
   and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at
   http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc6328.

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Eastlake                  Best Current Practice                 [Page 1]
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Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................2
   2. NLPIDs ..........................................................3
      2.1. Sub-Ranges of the NLPID ....................................3
      2.2. Code Point 0x80 ............................................4
      2.3. NLPIDs Available for IANA Allocation .......................4
   3. IANA Considerations .............................................5
   4. Security Considerations .........................................5
   5. References ......................................................5
      5.1. Normative References .......................................5
      5.2. Informative References .....................................6
   6. Acknowledgements ................................................7
   Appendix A. Initial IANA NLPID Web Page ............................8
   Appendix B. RFC References to NLPID ................................9

1.  Introduction

   Some protocols being developed or extended by the IETF make use of
   the ISO/IEC (International Organization for Standardization /
   International Electrotechnical Commission) Network Layer Protocol
   Identifier (NLPID).

   The term "NLPID" is not actually used in [ISO9577], which refers to
   one-octet IPIs (Initial Protocol Identifiers) and SPIs (Subsequent
   Protocol Identifiers).  While these are two logically separate kinds
   of one-octet identifiers, most values are usable as both an IPI and
   an SPI.  In the remainder of this document, the term NLPID is used
   for such values.

   The registry of NLPID values is maintained by ISO/IEC by updating
   [ISO9577].  The procedure specified by ISO/IEC in that document is
   that an NLPID code point can be allocated without approval by
   ISO/IEC, as long as the code point is not in a range of values
   categorized for an organization other than the organization
   allocating the code point and as long as ISO/IEC JTC1 SC6 is
   informed.

   This document provides NLPID IANA considerations.  That is, it
   specifies the level of IETF approval necessary for a code point to be
   allocated for IETF use, the procedures to be used and actions to be
   taken by IANA in connection with NLPIDs, and related guidelines.

   [RFC5226] is incorporated herein except to the extent that there are
   contrary provisions in this document.

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