Registries for the One-Way Active Measurement Protocol (OWAMP)
RFC 7718

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                         A. Morton
Request for Comments: 7718                                     AT&T Labs
Updates: 4656                                              December 2015
Category: Standards Track
ISSN: 2070-1721

     Registries for the One-Way Active Measurement Protocol (OWAMP)

Abstract

   This memo describes the registries for OWAMP -- the One-Way Active
   Measurement Protocol.  The registries allow assignment of Mode bit
   positions and OWAMP Command numbers.  Per this memo, IANA has
   established the registries for new features, called the OWAMP-Modes
   registry and the OWAMP Control Command Number registry.  This memo
   updates RFC 4656.

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,
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   http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7718.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
     1.1.  Requirements Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Purpose and Scope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  IANA Considerations for OWAMP-Control Registries  . . . . . .   3
     3.1.  Control Command Number Registry . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
       3.1.1.  Registry Specification  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
       3.1.2.  Registry Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
       3.1.3.  Experimental Numbers  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
       3.1.4.  OWAMP-Control Command Numbers Initial Contents  . . .   3
     3.2.  OWAMP-Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
       3.2.1.  Registry Specification  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
       3.2.2.  Registry Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
       3.2.3.  Experimental Numbers  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
       3.2.4.  OWAMP-Modes Initial Contents  . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   4.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   5.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     5.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     5.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   Author's Address  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7

1.  Introduction

   The One-Way Active Measurement Protocol (OWAMP) [RFC4656] was
   prepared to support measurements of metrics specified by the IP
   Performance Metrics (IPPM) working group in the IETF.  The Two-Way
   Active Measurement Protocol (TWAMP) [RFC5357] is an extension of
   OWAMP.  The TWAMP specification gathered wide review as it approached
   completion, and the by-products were several recommendations for new
   features in TWAMP.  As a result, a registry of new features was
   established for TWAMP.  However, there were no new features proposed
   for OWAMP until recently [RFC7717].

   This memo establishes the needed registries for OWAMP and updates
   [RFC4656].

1.1.  Requirements Language

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
   document are to be interpreted as described in RFC 2119 [RFC2119].

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