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Private Enterprise Number (PEN) practices and Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) registration considerations

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Authors Pearl Liang , Alexey Melnikov , David R. Conrad
Last updated 2016-01-07 (Latest revision 2015-07-06)
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Private Enterprise Numbers (PENs) are a technical protocol parameter frequently assigned for use in the management of network connected equipment or software via SNMP-based network management systems, LDAP, DIAMETER or GSS-API. This document discusses what a Private Enterprise Number (PEN) is, common uses of PENs, and registration procedures for IANA Considerations. The registration procedures include instructions and requirements for obtaining a new Private Enterprise Number, modifying existing numbers, and the removal of existing numbers.


Pearl Liang
Alexey Melnikov
David R. Conrad

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