Uniform Resource Names for Device Identifiers
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Network Working Group                                           J. Arkko
Internet-Draft                                                  Ericsson
Intended status: Informational                               C. Jennings
Expires: May 3, 2018                                               Cisco
                                                               Z. Shelby
                                                               Sensinode
                                                        October 30, 2017

             Uniform Resource Names for Device Identifiers
                      draft-arkko-core-dev-urn-05

Abstract

   This memo describes a new Uniform Resource Name (URN) namespace for
   hardware device identifiers.  A general representation of device
   identity can be useful in many applications, such as in sensor data
   streams and storage, or equipment inventories.  A URN-based
   representation can be easily passed along in any application that
   needs the information.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Requirements language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  DEV URN Definition  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   4.  DEV URN Subtypes  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     4.1.  MAC Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     4.2.  1-Wire Device Identifiers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     4.3.  Organization-Defined Identifiers  . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   5.  Examples  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   6.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   7.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   8.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     8.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     8.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   Appendix A.  Changes from Previous Version  . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   Appendix B.  Acknowledgments  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12

1.  Introduction

   This memo describes a new Uniform Resource Name (URN) [RFC2141]
   [RFC3406] namespace for hardware device identifiers.  A general
   representation of device identity can be useful in many applications,
   such as in sensor data streams and storage, or equipment inventories
   [RFC7252], [I-D.ietf-core-senml].  A URN-based representation can be
   easily passed along in any application that needs the information, as
   it fits in protocols mechanisms that are designed to carry URNs
   [RFC2616], [RFC3261], [RFC7252].  Finally, URNs can also be easily
   carried and stored in formats such as XML [W3C.REC-xml-19980210] or
   JSON [I-D.ietf-core-senml] [RFC4627].  Using URNs in these formats is
   often preferable as they are universally recognized, self-describing,
   and therefore avoid the need for agreeing to interpret an octet
   string as a specific form of a MAC address, for instance.

   This memo defines identity URN types for situations where no such
   convenient type already exist.  For instance, [RFC6920] defines
   cryptographic identifiers, [RFC7254] defines International Mobile
   station Equipment Identity (IMEI) identifiers for use with 3GPP
   cellular systems, and [I-D.atarius-dispatch-meid-urn] defines Mobile
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