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Enterprise Number for Documentation Use

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Authors David Harrington, Pasi Eronen
Last updated 2015-10-14 (Latest revision 2009-03-02)
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Network Working Group                                          P. Eronen
Internet-Draft                                                     Nokia
Intended status: Informational                             D. Harrington
Expires: September 3, 2009                     Huawei Technologies (USA)
                                                           March 2, 2009

                Enterprise Number for Documentation Use

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   This document describes an Enterprise Number (also known as SMI
   Network Management Private Enterprise Code) for use in documentation.

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1.  Introduction

   RFC 1065 [RFC1065] (later superceded by [RFC1155] and [RFC2578])
   created a subtree (arc) of object identifiers (OIDs) for identifying
   management objects that are defined unilaterally by a single party,
   such as an enterprise.  The subtree for a particular enterprise
   consists of the prefix "", followed by the Enterprise
   Number assigned for that enterprise.

   Enterprise Numbers are allocated by IANA, and are also known as
   "Private Enterprise Numbers", "Enterprise Codes", and "SMI (Structure
   of Management Information) Network Management Private Enterprise
   Codes".  See [Application] for more information on how to request an
   Enterprise Number from IANA, and [Numbers] for the list of currently
   assigned numbers.

   Enterprise Numbers have also been used for many other purposes than
   OIDs in various protocols; for example:

   o  "STRUCTURED-DATA" identifiers in Syslog [RFC5424]
   o  "Vendor-Specific" RADIUS attributes [RFC2865]
   o  Mobile IPv4 vendor/organization-specific extensions [RFC3115]
   o  User-defined error information in RSVP [RFC5284]
   o  Vendor options in DHCPv4 [RFC3925]
   o  Enterprise-specific information elements in IP Flow Information
      Export (IPFIX) protocol [RFC5101]

   Documents related to these protocols may include examples that
   contain Enterprise Numbers.  To reduce the likelihood of conflict and
   confusion, this document specifies an Enterprise Number for use in
   examples in RFCs, books, documentation, and the like.

2.  Enterprise Number for Documentation Use

   The Enterprise Number 32473 has been allocated for use in examples in
   RFCs, books, documentation, and the like.

3.  IANA Considerations

   IANA is asked to update (has updated) the registration for Enterprise
   Number 32473 to point to this RFC.

4.  Security Considerations

   Allocating an enterprise number for documentation use does not have

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   any direct impact on security.

5.  Acknowledgments

   The need for an Enterprise Number for documentation use was
   identified by Rainer Gerhards for the examples in [RFC5424].  The
   authors would also like to thank Michelle Cotton for her help, and
   Alfred Hoenes for his comments.  This document borrows text from
   [RFC5398] and ideas from [RFC4735].

6.  References

6.1.  Normative References

   [Numbers]  IANA, "Private Enterprise Numbers",

6.2.  Informative References

              IANA, "Private Enterprise Number (PEN) Request Template",
              URL, 2009.

   [RFC1065]  Rose, M. and K. McCloghrie, "Structure and identification
              of management information for TCP/IP-based internets",
              RFC 1065, August 1988.

   [RFC1155]  Rose, M. and K. McCloghrie, "Structure and identification
              of management information for TCP/IP-based internets",
              STD 16, RFC 1155, May 1990.

   [RFC2578]  McCloghrie, K., Perkins, D., and J. Schoenwaelder,
              "Structure of Management Information Version 2 (SMIv2)",
              STD 58, RFC 2578, April 1999.

   [RFC2865]  Rigney, C., Willens, S., Rubens, A., and W. Simpson,
              "Remote Authentication Dial In User Service (RADIUS)",
              RFC 2865, June 2000.

   [RFC3115]  Dommety, G. and K. Leung, "Mobile IP Vendor/
              Organization-Specific Extensions", RFC 3115, April 2001.

   [RFC3925]  Littlefield, J., "Vendor-Identifying Vendor Options for
              Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol version 4 (DHCPv4)",
              RFC 3925, October 2004.

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   [RFC4735]  Taylor, T., "Example Media Types for Use in
              Documentation", RFC 4735, October 2006.

   [RFC5101]  Claise, B., "Specification of the IP Flow Information
              Export (IPFIX) Protocol for the Exchange of IP Traffic
              Flow Information", RFC 5101, January 2008.

   [RFC5284]  Swallow, G. and A. Farrel, "User-Defined Errors for RSVP",
              RFC 5284, August 2008.

   [RFC5398]  Huston, G., "Autonomous System (AS) Number Reservation for
              Documentation Use", RFC 5398, December 2008.

   [RFC5424]  Gerhards, R., "The Syslog Protocol", RFC 5424, March 2009.

Authors' Addresses

   Pasi Eronen
   Nokia Research Center
   P.O. Box 407
   FIN-00045 Nokia Group


   David Harrington
   Huawei Technologies (USA)
   1700 Alma Drive, Suite 100
   Plano, TX 75075


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