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Textual Conventions for IPv6 Flow Label
RFC 3595

Document type: RFC - Proposed Standard (September 2003; No errata)
Document stream: ISE
Last updated: 2013-03-02
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ISE State: (None)
Document shepherd: No shepherd assigned

IESG State: RFC 3595 (Proposed Standard)
Responsible AD: Randy Bush
IESG Note: Published as RFC 3595
Send notices to: <bwijnen@lucent.com>, <randy@psg.com>

Network Working Group                                          B. Wijnen
Request for Comments: 3595                           Lucent Technologies
Category: Standards Track                                 September 2003

                Textual Conventions for IPv6 Flow Label

Status of this Memo

   This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the
   Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for
   improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet
   Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state
   and status of this protocol.  Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2003).  All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

   This MIB module defines textual conventions to represent the commonly
   used IPv6 Flow Label.  The intent is that these textual conventions
   (TCs) will be imported and used in MIB modules that would otherwise
   define their own representations.

Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  2
   2.  The Internet-Standard Management Framework . . . . . . . . . .  2
   3.  Definitions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  2
   4.  Security Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   5.  Intellectual Property Statement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   6.  References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
       6.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
       6.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
   7.  Acknowledgments  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
   8.  Author's Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
   9.  Full Copyright Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6

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1.  Introduction

   Several standards-track MIB modules have defined objects to represent
   an IPv6 Flow Label (sometimes referred to as Flow ID) [RFC2460]
   [FLOWLABEL] and IPv6 Flow Label filters.  Unfortunately the result is
   a set of different definitions for the same piece of management
   information.  This may lead to confusion and unnecessary complexity.

   This document defines a set of textual conventions (TCs) that can and
   should be (re-)used in MIB modules, so that they all represent an
   IPv6 Flow Label in the same way.  In fact, PIB modules can and should
   also use these TCs when they need to represent an IPv6 Flow label.

2.  The Internet-Standard Management Framework

   For a detailed overview of the documents that describe the current
   Internet-Standard Management Framework, please refer to section 7 of
   RFC 3410 [RFC3410].

   Managed objects are accessed via a virtual information store, termed
   the Management Information Base or MIB.  MIB objects are generally
   accessed through the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP).
   Objects in the MIB are defined using the mechanisms defined in the
   Structure of Management Information (SMI).  This memo specifies a MIB
   module that is compliant to the SMIv2, which is described in STD 58,
   RFC 2578 [RFC2578], STD 58, RFC 2579 [RFC2579] and STD 58, RFC 2580
   [RFC2580].

3.  Definitions

   IPV6-FLOW-LABEL-MIB DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN

   IMPORTS

       MODULE-IDENTITY, mib-2, Integer32           FROM SNMPv2-SMI
       TEXTUAL-CONVENTION                          FROM SNMPv2-TC;

   ipv6FlowLabelMIB   MODULE-IDENTITY

       LAST-UPDATED  "200308280000Z"  -- 28 August 2003
       ORGANIZATION  "IETF Operations and Management Area"
       CONTACT-INFO  "Bert Wijnen (Editor)
                      Lucent Technologies
                      Schagen 33
                      3461 GL Linschoten
                      Netherlands

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                      Phone: +31 348-407-775
                      EMail: bwijnen@lucent.com

                      Send comments to <mibs@ops.ietf.org>.
                     "
       DESCRIPTION   "This MIB module provides commonly used textual
                      conventions for IPv6 Flow Labels.

                      Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2003).  This
                      version of this MIB module is part of RFC 3595,
                      see the RFC itself for full legal notices.
                     "
       -- Revision History

       REVISION      "200308280000Z"  -- 28 August 2003

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