QSPEC Template for the Quality-of-Service NSIS Signaling Layer Protocol (NSLP)
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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>, nsis mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>, nsis chair <email@example.com> Subject: Document Action: 'QoS NSLP QSPEC Template' to Experimental RFC The IESG has approved the following document: - 'QoS NSLP QSPEC Template ' <draft-ietf-nsis-qspec-24.txt> as an Experimental RFC This document is the product of the Next Steps in Signaling Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Magnus Westerlund and Lars Eggert. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-nsis-qspec-24.txt
Technical Summary The QoS NSLP protocol is used to signal QoS reservations and is independent of a specific QoS model (QOSM) such as IntServ or DiffServ. Rather, all information specific to a QOSM is encapsulated in a separate object, the QSPEC. This document defines a template for the QSPEC including a number of QSPEC parameters. The QSPEC parameters provide a common language to be re-used in several QOSMs and thereby aim to ensure the extensibility and interoperability of QoS NSLP. The node initiating the NSIS signaling adds an initiator QSPEC, which indicates the QSPEC parameters that must be interpreted by the downstream nodes less the reservation fails, thereby ensuring the intention of the NSIS initiator is preserved along the signaling path. Working Group Summary There have been several WGLC on the document, plus several pre-WGLCs on the document. The editors have gotten extensive feedback from the WG and outside of the WG. Document Quality This document was reviewed by the working group chair as well as the WG. We feel that this document is ready. Personal The document shepherd is Martin Stimerling and the responsible AD Magnus Westerlund.