Asynchronous Management Protocol
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Delay-Tolerant Networking                                     E. Birrane
Internet-Draft                  Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
Intended status: Experimental                            August 17, 2015
Expires: February 18, 2016

                    Asynchronous Management Protocol
                        draft-birrane-dtn-amp-00

Abstract

   This document describes an Asynchronous Management Protocol (AMP)
   conformant with an Asynchronous Management Architecture (AMA).  The
   AMP provides monitoring and configuration services between managing
   devices (Managers) and managed devices (Agents), some of which may
   operate on the far side of high-delay or high-disruption links.  The
   AMP minimizes the number of transmitted bytes, operates without
   sessions or (concurrent) two-way links, and functions autonomously
   when there is no timely contact with a network operator.  The AMP
   accomplishes this without requiring mobile code and generally reduces
   the processor, memory, and storage requirements of implementing
   Managers and Agents.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.1.  Overview  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.2.  Technical Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     1.3.  Scope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
       1.3.1.  Protocol Scope  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
       1.3.2.  Specification Scope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     1.4.  Requirements Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   3.  Data Model  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     3.1.  Basic Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       3.1.1.  Standard Numeric Types  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       3.1.2.  Self-Delimiting Numeric Value (SDNV)  . . . . . . . .   8
       3.1.3.  Timestamp (TS)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     3.2.  Compound Types  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       3.2.1.  String (STR)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       3.2.2.  Binary Large Object (BLOB)  . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       3.2.3.  Data Collection (DC)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       3.2.4.  Typed Data Collection (TDC) . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     3.3.  Naming Structures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     3.4.  Special Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
       3.4.1.  MID Collections (MC)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
       3.4.2.  Expressions (EXPR)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
       3.4.3.  Predicate (PRED)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
       3.4.4.  Definition (DEF)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
   4.  AMP Structures  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
     4.1.  AMA Overview  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
     4.2.  Primitive Data  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
       4.2.1.  Definition  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
       4.2.2.  Processing  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
     4.3.  Computed Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
       4.3.1.  Definition  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
       4.3.2.  Processing  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
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