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Framework Policy Information Base

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This is an older version of an Internet-Draft that was ultimately published as RFC 3318.
Authors Scott D. Hahn , Kwok Ho Chan , Ravi Sahita , Keith McCloghrie
Last updated 2018-12-20 (Latest revision 2002-06-10)
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        RFC 3318

        Title:      Framework Policy Information Base
        Author(s):  R. Sahita, Ed., S. Hahn, K. Chan, K. McCloghrie
        Status:     Informational
        Date:       March 2003
        Pages:      70
        Characters: 144530
        Updates/Obsoletes/See Also:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-rap-frameworkpib-09.txt


This document defines a set of PRovisioning Classes (PRCs) and textual
conventions that are common to all clients that provision policy using
Common Open Policy Service (COPS) protocol for Provisioning.

Structure of Policy Provisioning Information (SPPI) describes a
structure for specifying policy information that can then be
transmitted to a network device for the purpose of configuring
policy at that device.  The model underlying this structure is one
of well-defined (PRCs) and instances of these
classes (PRIs) residing in a virtual information store called the
Policy Information Base (PIB).

One way to provision policy is by means of the (COPS) protocol with
the extensions for provisioning.  This protocol supports multiple
clients, each of which may provision policy for a specific policy
domain such as QoS, virtual private networks, or security.

As described in COPS usage for Policy Provisioning (COPS-PR), each
client supports a non-overlapping and independent set of PIB
modules.  However, some PRovisioning Classes are common to all
subject-categories (client-types) and need to be present in

This document is a product of the Resource Access Protocol (RAP)
Working Group of the IETF.

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