Flow Identity Extension for HTTP-Enabled Location Delivery (HELD)
RFC 6915

Document Type RFC - Proposed Standard (April 2013; No errata)
Updates RFC 6155
Last updated 2013-04-10
Replaces draft-bellis-geopriv-flow-identity
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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                         R. Bellis
Request for Comments: 6915                                    Nominet UK
Updates: 6155                                                 April 2013
Category: Standards Track
ISSN: 2070-1721

   Flow Identity Extension for HTTP-Enabled Location Delivery (HELD)

Abstract

   RFC 6155 specifies an extension for the HTTP-Enabled Location
   Delivery (HELD) protocol, allowing the use of an IP address and port
   number to request a Device location based on an individual packet
   flow.

   However, certain kinds of NAT require that identifiers for both ends
   of the packet flow must be specified in order to unambiguously
   satisfy the location request.

   This document specifies an XML Schema and a URN Sub-Namespace for a
   Flow Identity Extension for HELD to support this requirement.

   This document updates RFC 6155 by deprecating the port number
   elements specified therein.

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force
   (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has
   received public review and has been approved for publication by the
   Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on
   Internet Standards is available in 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/rfc6915.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
   2.  Conventions Used in This Document  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
   3.  Usage  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   4.  XML Schema . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
   5.  IANA Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
     5.1.  URN Sub-Namespace Registration for
           urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:geopriv:held:flow . . . . . . . . .  6
     5.2.  XML Schema Registration  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
   6.  Privacy Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
   7.  Security Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
   8.  Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
   9.  References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
     9.1. Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
     9.2. Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8

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1.  Introduction

   Work at the Emergency Location Task Group of NICC Standards Limited
   (the UK's telecoms industry standards body) prompted the addition of
   port number identifiers in HELD Identity [RFC6155] to allow HELD
   [RFC5985] requests for Devices that are behind NAT devices.

   Subsequent analysis has determined that in the presence of particular
   types of NAT devices, and in particular Carrier Grade NATs, it is
   necessary to know the complete tuple of (Layer 3 protocol, Layer 4
   protocol, source address, source port, destination address,
   destination port) in order to unambiguously identify a flow, and
   subsequently the true Device.

   This document specifies an XML Schema and a URN Sub-Namespace for a
   Flow Identity Extension to support this requirement and provides a
   more generally applicable means of identifying a Device based on the
   parameters of a network flow of which it is an endpoint.

   Since the Location Recipient may not know in advance whether the
   Device is behind a NAT device, the port number elements from Section
   3.3 of [RFC6155] are deprecated and MUST NOT be used in new client
   implementations.  Note that server implementations of this
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