Internet Storage Name Service (iSNS)
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <firstname.lastname@example.org>, RFC Editor <email@example.com>, ips mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>, ips chair <email@example.com> Subject: Protocol Action: 'Internet Storage Name Service (iSNS)' to Proposed Standard The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Internet Storage Name Service (iSNS) ' <draft-ietf-ips-isns-23.txt> as a Proposed Standard This document is the product of the IP Storage Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Allison Mankin and Magnus Westerlund. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-ips-isns-23.txt
Technical Summary iSNS allows the administrator to go beyond a simple device-by-device management model, where each storage device is manually and individually configured with its own list of known initiators and targets. Using the iSNS, each storage device subordinates its discovery and management responsibilities to the iSNS server. The iSNS server thereby serves as the consolidated configuration point through which management stations can configure and manage the entire storage network, including both iSCSI and Fibre Channel devices. This specification records consensus that iSNS is optional to implement for iSCSI and mandatory for iFCP. The specification includes server authentication among other security services, as well as a security analysis. Working Group Summary The working group conducted thorough review of this document and had strong consensus to advance this document. Protocol Quality The specification was reviewed for the IESG by Allison Mankin.