URN Namespace for MEF Documents
RFC 7818

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                   M. Jethanandani
Request for Comments: 7818                            Cisco Systems, Inc
Category: Informational                                       March 2016
ISSN: 2070-1721

                    URN Namespace for MEF Documents

Abstract

   This document describes the Namespace Identifier (NID) "mef" for
   Uniform Resource Names (URNs) used to identify resources published by
   MEF Forum (https://www.mef.net).  MEF specifies and manages resources
   that utilize this URN identification model.  Management activities
   for these and other resources types are handled by the manager of the
   MEF Assigned Names and Numbers (MANN) registry.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is
   published for informational purposes.

   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).  Not all documents
   approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet
   Standard; see 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/rfc7818.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
     1.1.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  URN Specification for MEF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Examples  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   4.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   5.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   6.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   Author's Address  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5

1.  Introduction

   The MEF Forum (MEF) is a nonprofit international industry standards
   organization dedicated to the worldwide adoption of Carrier Ethernet
   (CE) networks and services.  The forum creates specifications in the
   areas of Services, Architecture, and Operations and Management.

   As part of these specifications efforts, there is a need to identify
   identifiers in a managed namespace that are unique and persistent.
   To ensure that this namespace's uniqueness is absolute, a
   registration of a specific URN Syntax [RFC2141] Namespace Identifier
   (NID) for use by MEF is being specified in this document.

1.1.  Terminology

               +---------+--------------------------------+
               | Acronym | Meaning                        |
               +---------+--------------------------------+
               | CE      | Carrier Ethernet               |
               |         |                                |
               | MANN    | MEF Assigned Names and Numbers |
               |         |                                |
               | MEF     | MEF Forum                      |
               |         |                                |
               | NID     | Namespace Identifier           |
               |         |                                |
               | NSS     | Namespace-Specific String      |
               |         |                                |
               | RDS     | Resolution Discovery System    |
               |         |                                |
               | URN     | Uniform Resource Name          |
               +---------+--------------------------------+

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2.  URN Specification for MEF
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