Protocol for Access Node Control Mechanism in Broadband Networks
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: RFC Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org>, ancp mailing list <email@example.com>, ancp chair <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Protocol Action: 'Protocol for Access Node Control Mechanism in Broadband Networks' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-ancp-protocol-17.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Protocol for Access Node Control Mechanism in Broadband Networks' (draft-ietf-ancp-protocol-17.txt) as a Proposed Standard This document is the product of the Access Node Control Protocol Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Ralph Droms and Jari Arkko. A URL of this Internet Draft is: http://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-ancp-protocol/
Technical Summary This document describes the Access Node Control Protocol (ANCP). ANCP operates 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 QoS- related, service-related and subscriber-related operations. Use cases for ANCP are documented in RFC 5851. As well as describing the base ANCP protocol, this document specifies capabilities for Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) topology discovery, line configuration, and remote line connectivity testing. The design of ANCP allows for protocol extensions in other documents if they are needed to support other use cases and other access technologies. ANCP is based on GSMPv3 (RFC 3292), but with many modifications and extensions, to the point that the two protocols are not interoperable. This document is a product of the ANCP working group. This document is Standards Track. Working Group Summary The origin of the working group can be traced back to the WT-147 "Layer 2 Control Protocol" document from the Broadband Forum. The ANCP protocol developed in the ANCP working group as a result of that document is typically used in the access and aggregation portions of a broadband access network, and also in inter-provider environments. This draft specifies the base protocol for ANCP, which is itself derived from GSMP. Document Quality The document specifies the base protocol for ANCP which has a number of implementations. Personnel Matthew Bocci <email@example.com> is the document shepherd. Ralph Droms <firstname.lastname@example.org> is the responsible Area Director.