Moving Generic Associated Channel (G-ACh) IANA Registries to a New Registry
RFC 7214

Document Type RFC - Proposed Standard (May 2014; No errata)
Last updated 2014-05-29
Replaces draft-lcap-mpls-moving-iana-registries
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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                      L. Andersson
Request for Comments: 7214                                        Huawei
Updates: 5586, 6374, 6378, 6427, 6428                       C. Pignataro
Category: Standards Track                                          Cisco
ISSN: 2070-1721                                                 May 2014

       Moving Generic Associated Channel (G-ACh) IANA Registries
                           to a New Registry

Abstract

   RFC 5586 generalized the applicability of the pseudowire Associated
   Channel Header (PW-ACH) into the Generic Associated Channel G-ACh.
   However, registries and allocations of G-ACh parameters had been
   distributed throughout different, sometimes unrelated, registries.
   This document coalesces these into a new "Generic Associated Channel
   (G-ACh) Parameters" registry under the "Multiprotocol Label Switching
   Architecture (MPLS)" heading.  This document updates RFC 5586.

   This document also updates RFCs 6374, 6378, 6427, and 6428.

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/rfc7214.

Andersson & Pignataro        Standards Track                    [Page 1]
RFC 7214                Creating G-ACh registries               May 2014

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     2.1.  Creation of a New Generic Associated Channel (G-ACh)
           Parameters IANA Registry  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     2.2.  Renaming and Moving the Pseudowire Associated Channel
           Types Registry  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     2.3.  Consolidating G-ACh Registries  . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   3.  RFC Updates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   4.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   5.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   6.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     6.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     6.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6

1.  Introduction

   RFC 5586 generalized the PW-ACH into the G-ACh.  However, registries
   and allocations of G-ACh namespaces had been distributed throughout
   different registries.  This document coalesces these into a new
   "Generic Associated Channel (G-ACh) Parameters" registry in the
   "Multiprotocol Label Switching Architecture (MPLS)" name space.  This
   reorganization achieves two purposes: it allocates the G-ACh
   registries in their natural place in the MPLS names space, and it
   provides a single view of the G-ACh registries, to simplify future
   assignments and avoid potential conflicts.  This is an update to RFC
   5586 [RFC5586].

Andersson & Pignataro        Standards Track                    [Page 2]
RFC 7214                Creating G-ACh registries               May 2014

   Further, the "Pseudowire Associated Channel Types" registry is
   renamed to "Generalized Associated Channel (G-ACh) Types (including
   Pseudowire Associated Channel Types)" to make its generalized status
   explicit, and it is moved into the newly created registry.

   Additionally, RFC 6374 [RFC6374], RFC 6378 [RFC6378], RFC 6427
   [RFC6427], and RFC 6428 [RFC6428] specify allocations within the
   G-ACh that are now moved into the new registry.

   With respect to where to find these IANA registries, the RFCs listed
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