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IANA Registration of New Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Resource-Priority Namespaces

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SIP Working Group                                            James Polk
Internet-Draft                                            Cisco Systems
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       IANA Registration of New Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)
                      Resource-Priority Namespaces 

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   This document creates additional Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)
   Resource-Priority namespaces to meet the requirements of the US 
   Defense Information Systems Agency, and places these namespaces in 
   the IANA registry.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  2
     1.1  Conventions used in this document  . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
   2.  New RPH Namespaces Created  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
   3.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
     3.1 IANA Resource-Priority Namespace Registration . . . . . . .  4
     3.2 IANA Priority-Value Registrations  . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   4.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
   5.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
   6.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
     6.1   Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
       Author's Address  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
       Intellectual Property and Copyright Statements  . . . . . . .  6

1.  Introduction

   The US Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is rolling out 
   their Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) based architecture at this 
   time.  This network will require more Resource-Priority 
   namespaces than were defined, and IANA registered, in RFC 4412 
   [RFC4412].  The purpose of this document is to define these 
   additional namespaces.  Each will be preemptive in nature, as 
   defined in RFC 4412, and will have the same 10 priority-values.  

   DISA has a requirement to be able to assign different 
   Resource-Priority namespaces to differing groups of differing sizes 
   throughout their networks.  Examples of this may be

   - as large as each branch of service (army, navy, air force, 
     marines, coast guard)

   - some departments within the government (Homeland Security, 
     Commerce, Treasury) 

   - plus have temporary assignments to individual units of varying 
     sizes (from battle groups to patrol groups or platoons)

   These temporary assignments might be combinations of smaller units 
   involving several branches of service operating as one unit (say, 
   one task force, which is separate than the branch of service), or a 
   single commando unit requiring special treatment for a short period 
   of time, making it appear separate from the branch of service they 
   are from.

   Providing DISA with a pool of namespaces for fine grained 
   assignment(s) allows them the flexibility they need for their 
   mission requirements.  One can imagine due to their sheer size and 
   separation of purpose, they can easily utilize a significant number 
   of namespaces within their networks.  This is the reason for the 
   assignment of so many new namespaces, which seems to deviate from 

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   guidance in RFC 4412 to have a few namespaces as possible.  

   This document makes no changes to SIP, just adds IANA registered 
   namespaces for its use within the Resource Priority header 

1.1  Conventions used in this document

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL 
   "OPTIONAL" in this document are to be interpreted as described 
   in [RFC2119].

2.  New SIP Resource-Priority Namespaces Created

   The following 40 SIP namespaces are created by this document:

      dsn-000000      drsn-000000      rts-000000      crts-000000   
      dsn-000001      drsn-000001      rts-000001      crts-000001   
      dsn-000002      drsn-000002      rts-000002      crts-000002
      dsn-000003      drsn-000003      rts-000003      crts-000003
      dsn-000004      drsn-000004      rts-000004      crts-000004
      dsn-000005      drsn-000005      rts-000005      crts-000005
      dsn-000006      drsn-000006      rts-000006      crts-000006
      dsn-000007      drsn-000007      rts-000007      crts-000007
      dsn-000008      drsn-000008      rts-000008      crts-000008
      dsn-000009      drsn-000009      rts-000009      crts-000009

   Each namespace listed above is wholly different. However, according 
   to the rules within section 8 of RFC 4412, one or more sets can be 
   treated as if the same when configured as an aggregated grouping of 

   These aggregates of two or more namespaces, that are to be 
   considered equivalent during treatment, can be a set of any IANA 
   registered namespaces, not just adjacent namespaces.

   Each namespace listed above will have the same 9 priority-levels:

      .0 (lowest priority)
      .9 (highest priority)

   According to the rules established in RFC 4412 [RFC4412], 

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   priority-values have a relative order for preferential treatment, 
   unless one or more consecutive groups of priority-values are to be 
   considered equivalent (i.e., first-received, first treated).

   The dash '-' character is just like any other ASCII character within
   a namespace, and is not to be considered a delimiter in any official
   way within any namespace here.  Other namespace definitions in the 
   future could change this.

   As stated in Section 9 of RFC 4412 [RFC4412] an IANA registered 
   namespace SHOULD NOT change the number and MUST NOT change the 
   relative priority order, of its assigned priority-values.

3.  IANA Considerations

   Abiding by the rules established within RFC 4412 [RFC4412], this is 
   a Standards-Track document registering new namespaces, their 
   associated priority-values and intended algorithms.

3.1 IANA Resource-Priority Namespace Registration 

   Within the "Resource-Priority Namespaces" registry in the 
   sip-parameters section of IANA, the following table lists the new 
   namespaces registered by this document (NOTE: 'RFCXXXX' is to be 
   replaced by this document's RFC number if this document is published
   by the RFC-Editor):

                        Intended     New warn-   New resp.
   Namespace   Levels   Algorithm      code        code     Reference
   ----------  ------  ------------  ---------   ---------  ---------
   dsn-000000    10     preemption      no          no      [RFCXXXX]
   dsn-000001    10     preemption      no          no      [RFCXXXX]
   dsn-000002    10     preemption      no          no      [RFCXXXX]
   dsn-000003    10     preemption      no          no      [RFCXXXX]
   dsn-000004    10     preemption      no          no      [RFCXXXX]
   dsn-000005    10     preemption      no          no      [RFCXXXX]
   dsn-000006    10     preemption      no          no      [RFCXXXX]
   dsn-000007    10     preemption      no          no      [RFCXXXX]
   dsn-000008    10     preemption      no          no      [RFCXXXX]
   dsn-000009    10     preemption      no          no      [RFCXXXX]

   drsn-000000   10     preemption      no          no      [RFCXXXX]
   drsn-000001   10     preemption      no          no      [RFCXXXX]
   drsn-000002   10     preemption      no          no      [RFCXXXX]
   drsn-000003   10     preemption      no          no      [RFCXXXX]
   drsn-000004   10     preemption      no          no      [RFCXXXX]
   drsn-000005   10     preemption      no          no      [RFCXXXX]
   drsn-000006   10     preemption      no          no      [RFCXXXX]
   drsn-000007   10     preemption      no          no      [RFCXXXX]
   drsn-000008   10     preemption      no          no      [RFCXXXX]

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   drsn-000009   10     preemption      no          no      [RFCXXXX]

   rts-000000    10     preemption      no          no      [RFCXXXX]
   rts-000001    10     preemption      no          no      [RFCXXXX]
   rts-000002    10     preemption      no          no      [RFCXXXX]
   rts-000003    10     preemption      no          no      [RFCXXXX]
   rts-000004    10     preemption      no          no      [RFCXXXX]
   rts-000005    10     preemption      no          no      [RFCXXXX]
   rts-000006    10     preemption      no          no      [RFCXXXX]
   rts-000007    10     preemption      no          no      [RFCXXXX]
   rts-000008    10     preemption      no          no      [RFCXXXX]
   rts-000009    10     preemption      no          no      [RFCXXXX]

   crts-000000   10     preemption      no          no      [RFCXXXX]
   crts-000001   10     preemption      no          no      [RFCXXXX]
   crts-000002   10     preemption      no          no      [RFCXXXX]
   crts-000003   10     preemption      no          no      [RFCXXXX]
   crts-000004   10     preemption      no          no      [RFCXXXX]
   crts-000005   10     preemption      no          no      [RFCXXXX]
   crts-000006   10     preemption      no          no      [RFCXXXX]
   crts-000007   10     preemption      no          no      [RFCXXXX]
   crts-000008   10     preemption      no          no      [RFCXXXX]
   crts-000009   10     preemption      no          no      [RFCXXXX]

3.2  IANA Priority-Value Registrations

   Within the "Resource-Priority Priority-values" registry in the 
   sip-parameters section of IANA, the list of priority-values for each
   of the 40 newly created namespaces from section 3.1 of this 
   document, prioritized least to greatest, is registered by the 
   following (to be replicated similar to the following format):

   Namespace: dsn-000000
   Reference: RFCXXXX (this document)
   Priority-Values (least to greatest): "0", "1", "2", "3", "4", "5", 
   "6", "7", "8", "9"

4.  Security Considerations

   This document has the same Security Considerations as RFC 4412.

5.  Acknowledgements

   To Jeff Hewett for his helpful guidance in this effort. Thanks to 
   Janet Gunn, John Rosenberg, Joel Halpern, Michael Giniger, Henning 
   Schulzrinne, Keith Drage and Suresh Krishnan for their comments.

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6.  References

6.1  Normative References

 [RFC4412] Schulzrinne, H., Polk, J., "Communications Resource 
           Priority for the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)", RFC 
           4411, Feb 2006

 [RFC2119] S. Bradner, "Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate
           Requirement Levels", RFC 2119, March 1997

Author's Address

   James Polk
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