Private Enterprise Number (PEN) practices and Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) registration considerations
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Network Working Group                                           P. Liang
Internet-Draft                                                     ICANN
Intended status: Informational                               A. Melnikov
Expires: September 8, 2015                                     Isode Ltd
                                                               D. Conrad
                                                                   ICANN
                                                           March 7, 2015

Private Enterprise Number (PEN) practices and Internet Assigned Numbers
              Authority (IANA) registration considerations
                        draft-liang-iana-pen-05

Abstract

   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.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Example of use for Private Enterprise Numbers . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Who can get a Private Enterprise Number?  . . . . . . . . . .   3
   4.  Other useful things to know . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   5.  Syntax for Private Enterprise Names and PENs  . . . . . . . .   5
   6.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   7.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     7.1.  New Private Enterprise Numbers  . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     7.2.  Modification of Private Enterprise Numbers  . . . . . . .   7
     7.3.  Removals of Private Enterprise Numbers  . . . . . . . . .   8
     7.4.  Historical Assignments  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   8.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   9.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     9.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     9.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10

1.  Introduction

   A Private Enterprise Number (also known as a "PEN"), is a non-
   negative integer, unique within the
   iso.org.dod.internet.private.enterprise (1.3.6.1.4.1) Object
   Identifiers (OIDs ) subtree, that can be used to reference an
   organization ("enterprise") in protocols that require numeric values
   instead of a human readable organization name.  The
   iso.org.dod.internet.private.enterprise OID is known as the Private
   Enterprise Number OID.  The Private Enterprise Number OID was
   originally defined in [RFC1065].

   Currently, procedures for assignment of new PENs and the modification
   of existing PENs are not clearly documented.  Private Enterprise
   Numbers are referenced in RFCs [RFC1157] [RFC1213] and [RFC2578].
   These documents mostly define Simple Network Management Protocol
   (SNMP), Management Information Base (MIB) and Structure of Management
   Information (SMI) structures.  However, none of these RFCs clearly
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