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Forwarding and Control Element Separation (ForCES) Logical Function Block (LFB) Library
RFC 6956

Document type: RFC - Proposed Standard (June 2013; No errata)
Document stream: IETF
Last updated: 2013-06-28
Other versions: plain text, pdf, html

IETF State: Submitted to IESG for Publication
Consensus: Yes
Document shepherd: Jamal Hadi Salim
Shepherd Write-Up: Last changed 2012-10-25

IESG State: RFC 6956 (Proposed Standard)
IANA Review State: IANA - Review Needed
IANA Action State: RFC-Ed-Ack
Responsible AD: Adrian Farrel
Send notices to: forces-chairs@tools.ietf.org, draft-ietf-forces-lfb-lib@tools.ietf.org

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                           W. Wang
Request for Comments: 6956                 Zhejiang Gongshang University
Category: Standards Track                                  E. Haleplidis
ISSN: 2070-1721                                     University of Patras
                                                                K. Ogawa
                                                         NTT Corporation
                                                                   C. Li
                                                         Hangzhou DPtech
                                                              J. Halpern
                                                                Ericsson
                                                               June 2013

           Forwarding and Control Element Separation (ForCES)
                  Logical Function Block (LFB) Library

Abstract

   This document defines basic classes of Logical Function Blocks (LFBs)
   used in Forwarding and Control Element Separation (ForCES).  The
   basic LFB classes are defined according to the ForCES Forwarding
   Element (FE) model and ForCES protocol specifications; they are
   scoped to meet requirements of typical router functions and are
   considered the basic LFB library for ForCES.  The library includes
   the descriptions of the LFBs and the XML definitions.

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   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
   Internet Standards 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/rfc6956.

Wang, et al.                 Standards Track                    [Page 1]
RFC 6956                   ForCES LFB Library                  June 2013

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Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................3
   2. Terminology and Conventions .....................................4
      2.1. Requirements Language ......................................4
      2.2. Definitions ................................................4
   3. Overview ........................................................6
      3.1. Scope of the Library .......................................6
      3.2. Overview of LFB Classes in the Library .....................8
           3.2.1. LFB Design Choices ..................................8
           3.2.2. LFB Class Groupings .................................9
           3.2.3. Sample LFB Class Application .......................10
      3.3. Document Structure ........................................11
   4. Base Types .....................................................11
      4.1. Data Types ................................................13
           4.1.1. Atomic .............................................13
           4.1.2. Compound Struct ....................................13
           4.1.3. Compound Array .....................................14
      4.2. Frame Types ...............................................14
      4.3. Metadata Types ............................................15
      4.4. XML for Base Type Library .................................16
   5. LFB Class Descriptions .........................................41
      5.1. Ethernet-Processing LFBs ..................................42
           5.1.1. EtherPHYCop ........................................42
           5.1.2. EtherMACIn .........................................44
           5.1.3. EtherClassifier ....................................46
           5.1.4. EtherEncap .........................................48
           5.1.5. EtherMACOut ........................................50
      5.2. IP Packet Validation LFBs .................................52
           5.2.1. IPv4Validator ......................................52

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