Registration Procedures for Private Enterprise Numbers (PENs)
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Network Working Group                                          M. Cotton
Internet-Draft                                                  A. Baber
Intended status: Informational                                       PTI
Expires: April 8, 2018                                        P. Hoffman
                                                                   ICANN
                                                         October 5, 2017

     Registration Procedures for Private Enterprise Numbers (PENs)
                     draft-pti-pen-registration-00

Abstract

   This document describes how Private Enterprise Numbers (PENs) are
   registered by IANA.  It shows how to request a new PEN and how to
   request an update to a current PEN.  It also gives a brief overview
   of PEN uses.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
     1.1.  Uses of PENs  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  PEN Assignment  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     2.1.  Requesting a PEN Assignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     2.2.  Modifying an Existing Record  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.3.  Deleting a PEN Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   3.  PEN Registry Specifics  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   4.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   5.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   6.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   7.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6

1.  Introduction

   Private Enterprise Numbers (PENs) are identifiers that can be used
   anywhere that an ASN.1 object identifier (OID) [ASN1] can be used.
   Originally, PENs were developed so that organizations that needed to
   identify themselves in Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
   [RFC3411] Management Information Base (MIB) configurations could do
   so easily.  PENs are also useful in any application or configuration
   language that needs OIDs to identify organizations.

   The IANA Functions Operator, referred to in this document as "IANA",
   manages and maintains the PEN registry in consultation with the IESG.
   PENs are issued from an OID prefix that was assigned to IANA.  That
   OID prefix is 1.3.6.1.4.1.  Using the (now archaic) notation of
   ownership names in the OID tree, that corresponds to:

   1   3   6   1        4       1
   iso.org.dod.internet.private.enterprise

   A PEN is an OID that begins with the PEN prefix.  Thus, the OID
   1.3.6.1.4.1.32473 is a PEN.

1.1.  Uses of PENs

   Once a PEN has been assigned to an organization, that organization
   can use the PEN by itself (possibly to represent the organization) or
   as the root of other OIDs associated with the organization.  For
   example, if an organization is assigned the PEN 1.3.6.1.4.1.32473, it
   might use 1.3.6.1.4.1.32473.7 to identify a protocol extension and

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   use 1.3.6.1.4.1.32473.12.3 to identify a set of algorithms that it
   supports in a protocol.

   Neither IANA nor the IETF can control how an organization uses its
   PEN.  In fact, no one can exert such control: that is the meaning of
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