Framework and Requirements for an Access Node Control Mechanism in Broadband Multi-Service Networks
RFC 5851

Document Type RFC - Informational (May 2010; No errata)
Authors Sanjay Wadhwa  , Sven Ooghe  , Norbert Voigt  , Thomas Haag  , Michel Platnic 
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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                          S. Ooghe
Request for Comments: 5851                                Alcatel-Lucent
Category: Informational                                         N. Voigt
ISSN: 2070-1721                                   Nokia Siemens Networks
                                                              M. Platnic
                                                             ECI Telecom
                                                                 T. Haag
                                                        Deutsche Telekom
                                                               S. Wadhwa
                                                        Juniper Networks
                                                                May 2010

    Framework and Requirements for an Access Node Control Mechanism
                  in Broadband Multi-Service Networks


   The purpose of this document is to define a framework for an Access
   Node Control Mechanism between a Network Access Server (NAS) and an
   Access Node (e.g., a Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer
   (DSLAM)) in a multi-service reference architecture in order to
   perform operations related to service, quality of service, and
   subscribers.  The Access Node Control Mechanism will ensure that the
   transmission of the information does not need to go through distinct
   element managers but rather uses a direct device-device
   communication.  This allows for performing access-link-related
   operations within those network elements, while avoiding impact on
   the existing Operational Support Systems.

   This document first identifies a number of use cases for which the
   Access Node Control Mechanism may be appropriate.  It then presents
   the requirements for the Access Node Control Protocol (ANCP) that
   must be taken into account during protocol design.  Finally, it
   describes requirements for the network elements that need to support
   ANCP and the described use cases.  These requirements should be seen
   as guidelines rather than as absolute requirements.  RFC 2119
   therefore does not apply to the nodal requirements.

Ooghe, et al.                 Informational                     [Page 1]
RFC 5851                     ANCP Framework                     May 2010

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Ooghe, et al.                 Informational                     [Page 2]
RFC 5851                     ANCP Framework                     May 2010

Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
     1.1.  Requirements Notation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
     1.2.  Definitions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
   2.  General Architecture Aspects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
     2.1.  Concept of an Access Node Control Mechanism  . . . . . . .  7
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