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Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Procedures for the Management of the Service Name and Transport Protocol Port Number Registry
RFC 6335

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                         M. Cotton
Request for Comments: 6335                                         ICANN
BCP: 165                                                       L. Eggert
Updates: 2780, 2782, 3828, 4340, 4960, 5595                        Nokia
Category: Best Current Practice                                 J. Touch
ISSN: 2070-1721                                                  USC/ISI
                                                           M. Westerlund
                                                                Ericsson
                                                             S. Cheshire
                                                                   Apple
                                                             August 2011

Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Procedures for the Management
    of the Service Name and Transport Protocol Port Number Registry

Abstract

   This document defines the procedures that the Internet Assigned
   Numbers Authority (IANA) uses when handling assignment and other
   requests related to the Service Name and Transport Protocol Port
   Number registry.  It also discusses the rationale and principles
   behind these procedures and how they facilitate the long-term
   sustainability of the registry.

   This document updates IANA's procedures by obsoleting the previous
   UDP and TCP port assignment procedures defined in Sections 8 and 9.1
   of the IANA Allocation Guidelines, and it updates the IANA service
   name and port assignment procedures for UDP-Lite, the Datagram
   Congestion Control Protocol (DCCP), and the Stream Control
   Transmission Protocol (SCTP).  It also updates the DNS SRV
   specification to clarify what a service name is and how it is
   registered.

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/rfc6335.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   2.  Motivation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
   3.  Background . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
   4.  Conventions Used in This Document  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
   5.  Service Names  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
     5.1.  Service Name Syntax  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
     5.2.  Service Name Usage in DNS SRV Records  . . . . . . . . . . 10
   6.  Port Number Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
     6.1.  Service Names and Port Numbers for Experimentation . . . . 12
   7.  Principles for Service Name and Transport Protocol Port

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