Wireless LAN Control Protocol (WiCoP)
RFC 5414

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Obsoleted by RFC 5415
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Independent Submission                                           S. Iino
Request for Comments: 5414                                   S. Govindan
Obsoleted by: 5415                                            M. Sugiura
Category: Historic                                              H. Cheng
ISSN: 2070-1721                                                Panasonic
                                                           February 2010

                 Wireless LAN Control Protocol (WiCoP)

Abstract

   The popularity of wireless local area networks (WLANs) has led to
   widespread deployments across different establishments.  It has also
   translated into an increasing scale of the WLANs.  Large-scale
   deployments made of large numbers of wireless termination points
   (WTPs) and covering substantial areas are increasingly common.

   The Wireless LAN Control Protocol (WiCoP) described in this document
   allows for the control and provisioning of large-scale WLANs.  It
   enables central management of these networks and realizes the
   objectives set forth for the Control And Provisioning of Wireless
   Access Points (CAPWAP).

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is
   published for the historical record.

   This document defines a Historic Document for the Internet community.
   This is a contribution to the RFC Series, independently of any other
   RFC stream.  The RFC Editor has chosen to publish this document at
   its discretion and makes no statement about its value for
   implementation or deployment.  Documents approved for publication by
   the RFC Editor are not a candidate for any level of Internet
   Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
   and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at
   http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc5414.

Iino, et al.                    Historic                        [Page 1]
RFC 5414                          WiCoP                    February 2010

IESG Note

   This RFC documents the WiCoP protocol as it was when submitted to the
   IETF as a basis for further work in the CAPWAP Working Group, and
   therefore it may resemble the CAPWAP protocol specification in RFC
   5415, as well as other IETF work.  This RFC is being published solely
   for the historical record.  The protocol described in this RFC has
   not been thoroughly reviewed and may contain errors and omissions.

   RFC 5415 documents the standards track solution for the CAPWAP
   Working Group and obsoletes any and all mechanisms defined in this
   RFC.  This RFC itself is not a candidate for any level of Internet
   Standard and should not be used as a basis for any sort of Internet
   deployment.

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Iino, et al.                    Historic                        [Page 2]
RFC 5414                          WiCoP                    February 2010

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................4
   2. Terminology .....................................................6
   3. Protocol Overview ...............................................6
   4. WiCoP Format ....................................................7
      4.1. WiCoP Header ...............................................8
      4.2. WiCoP Control Packet ......................................11
           4.2.1. WiCoP Control Messages .............................12
           4.2.2. WiCoP Control Message Elements .....................12
           4.2.3. WiCoP Control Message Description ..................27
      4.3. WiCoP Data Packet .........................................36
      4.4. WiCoP Timers ..............................................37
           4.4.1. Active Presence Timer ..............................37
           4.4.2. Feedback Interval ..................................37
           4.4.3. Response Timer .....................................37
           4.4.4. Wireless Connectivity Timer ........................38
   5. WiCoP Processes ................................................38
      5.1. Initialization ............................................38
      5.2. Capabilities Exchange .....................................38
      5.3. Connection ................................................39
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