Uniform Resource Names for Device Identifiers
draft-ietf-core-dev-urn-11

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Network Working Group                                           J. Arkko
Internet-Draft                                                  Ericsson
Intended status: Standards Track                             C. Jennings
Expires: August 27, 2021                                           Cisco
                                                               Z. Shelby
                                                                     ARM
                                                       February 23, 2021

             Uniform Resource Names for Device Identifiers
                       draft-ietf-core-dev-urn-11

Abstract

   This document 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 passed along in applications that need the
   information.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Requirements language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   3.  DEV URN Definition  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.1.  Purpose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.2.  Syntax  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
       3.2.1.  Character Case and URN-Equivalence  . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.3.  Assignment  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     3.4.  Security and Privacy  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     3.5.  Interoperability  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     3.6.  Resolution  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     3.7.  Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     3.8.  Additional Information  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     3.9.  Revision Information  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   4.  DEV URN Subtypes  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     4.1.  MAC Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     4.2.  1-Wire Device Identifiers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     4.3.  Organization-Defined Identifiers  . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     4.4.  Organization Serial Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     4.5.  Organization Product and Serial Numbers . . . . . . . . .  10
     4.6.  Future Subtypes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   5.  Examples  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   6.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     6.1.  Privacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     6.2.  Validity  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   7.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   8.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     8.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     8.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   Appendix A.  Changes from Previous Versions . . . . . . . . . . .  16
   Appendix B.  Acknowledgments  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21

1.  Introduction

   This document describes a new Uniform Resource Name (URN) [RFC8141]
   namespace for hardware device identifiers.  A general representation
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