Uniform Resource Names for Device Identifiers
draft-ietf-core-dev-urn-02

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Network Working Group                                           J. Arkko
Internet-Draft                                                  Ericsson
Intended status: Informational                               C. Jennings
Expires: January 3, 2019                                           Cisco
                                                               Z. Shelby
                                                                     ARM
                                                            July 2, 2018

             Uniform Resource Names for Device Identifiers
                       draft-ietf-core-dev-urn-02

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
     3.1.  Purpose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.2.  Syntax  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.3.  Assignment  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.4.  Security and Privacy  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.5.  Interoperability  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.6.  Resolution  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.7.  Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.8.  Additional Information  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.9.  Revision Information  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   4.  DEV URN Subtypes  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     4.1.  MAC Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     4.2.  1-Wire Device Identifiers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     4.3.  Organization-Defined Identifiers  . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     4.4.  Organization Serial Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     4.5.  Organization Product and Serial Numbers . . . . . . . . .   8
   5.  Examples  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   6.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   7.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   8.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     8.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     8.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   Appendix A.  Changes from Previous Version  . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   Appendix B.  Acknowledgments  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14

1.  Introduction

   This memo describes a new Uniform Resource Name (URN) [RFC8141]
   [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
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