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A Framework for Supporting Emergency Telecommunications Services (ETS) within a Single Administrative Domain
RFC 4958

Document type: RFC - Informational (July 2007; Errata)
Document stream: IETF
Last updated: 2013-03-02
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IESG State: RFC 4958 (Informational)
Responsible AD: Jon Peterson
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Network Working Group                                        K. Carlberg
Request for Comments: 4958                                           G11
Category: Informational                                        July 2007

A Framework for Supporting Emergency Telecommunications Services (ETS)
                 within a Single Administrative Domain

Status of This Memo

   This memo provides information for the Internet community.  It does
   not specify an Internet standard of any kind.  Distribution of this
   memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The IETF Trust (2007).

Abstract

   This document presents a framework discussing the role of various
   protocols and mechanisms that could be considered candidates for
   supporting Emergency Telecommunication Services (ETS) within a single
   administrative domain.  Comments about their potential usage as well
   as their current deployment are provided to the reader.  Specific
   solutions are not presented.

Carlberg                     Informational                      [Page 1]
RFC 4958              ETS Single Domain Framework              July 2007

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................3
      1.1. Differences between Single and Inter-Domain ................3
   2. Common Practice: Provisioning ...................................4
   3. Objective .......................................................5
      3.1. Scenarios ..................................................5
   4. Topic Areas .....................................................6
      4.1. MPLS .......................................................6
      4.2. RSVP .......................................................7
           4.2.1. Relation to ETS .....................................8
      4.3. Policy .....................................................8
      4.4. Subnetwork Technologies ....................................9
           4.4.1. IEEE 802.1 VLANs ....................................9
           4.4.2. IEEE 802.11e QoS ...................................10
           4.4.3. Cable Networks .....................................10
      4.5. Multicast .................................................11
           4.5.1. IP Layer ...........................................12
           4.5.2. IEEE 802.1d MAC Bridges ............................12
      4.6. Discovery .................................................13
      4.7. Differentiated Services (Diffserv) ........................14
   5. Security Considerations ........................................14
   6. Summary Comments ...............................................15
   7. Acknowledgements ...............................................15
   8. References .....................................................15
      8.1. Normative Reference .......................................15
      8.2. Informative References ....................................15

Carlberg                     Informational                      [Page 2]
RFC 4958              ETS Single Domain Framework              July 2007

1.  Introduction

   This document presents a framework for supporting Emergency
   Telecommunications Services (ETS) within the scope of a single
   administrative domain.  This narrow scope provides a reference point
   for considering protocols that could be deployed to support ETS.
   [rfc4375] is a complementary effort that articulates requirements for
   a single administrative domain and defines it as "collection of
   resources under the control of a single administrative authority".
   We use this other effort as both a starting point and guide for this
   document.

   A different example of a framework document for ETS is [rfc4190],
   which focused on support for ETS within IP telephony.  In this case,
   the focal point was a particular application whose flows could span
   multiple autonomous domains.  Even though this document uses a
   somewhat more constrained perspective than [rfc4190], we can still
   expect some measure of overlap in the areas that are discussed.

1.1.  Differences between Single and Inter-Domain

   The progression of our work in the following sections is helped by
   stating some key differences between the single and inter-domain
   cases.  From a general perspective, one can start by observing the
   following.

      a) Congruent with physical topology of resources, each domain is
         an authority zone, and there is currently no scalable way to
         transfer authority between zones.

      b) Each authority zone is under separate management.

      c) Authority zones are run by competitors; this acts as further
         deterrent to transferring authority.

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