Management Guidelines for the Locator/ID Separation Protocol (LISP) Endpoint Identifier (EID) Block
RFC 7955

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                        L. Iannone
Request for Comments: 7955                             Telecom ParisTech
Category: Informational                                     R. Jorgensen
ISSN: 2070-1721                                    Bredbandsfylket Troms
                                                               D. Conrad
                                                        Virtualized, LLC
                                                               G. Huston
                                                                   APNIC
                                                          September 2016

  Management Guidelines for the Locator/ID Separation Protocol (LISP)
                    Endpoint Identifier (EID) Block

Abstract

   This document proposes a framework for the management of the Locator/
   ID Separation Protocol (LISP) Endpoint Identifier (EID) address
   block.  The framework described relies on hierarchical distribution
   of the address space, granting temporary usage of prefixes of such
   space to requesting organizations.

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 7841.

   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/rfc7955.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Requirements Notation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Definition of Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   4.  EID Prefix Registration Policy  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   5.  EID Prefixes Registration Requirements  . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   6.  EID Prefix Request Template . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   7.  Policy Validity Period  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   8.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   9.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   10. Procedures to be Followed by RIPE NCC . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   11. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     11.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     11.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10

1.  Introduction

   The Locator/ID Separation Protocol (LISP [RFC6830]) and related
   mechanisms ([RFC6831], [RFC6832], [RFC6833], [RFC6834], [RFC6835],
   [RFC6836], [RFC6837]) separate the IP addressing space into two
   logical spaces, the Endpoint Identifier (EID) space and the Routing
   Locator (RLOC) space.  The first space is used to identify
   communication endpoints, while the second is used to locate EIDs in
   the Internet routing infrastructure topology.

   [RFC7954] requests an IPv6 address block reservation exclusively for
   use as EID prefixes in the LISP experiment.  The rationale, intent,
   size, and usage of the EID address block are described in [RFC7954].

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   This document proposes a management framework for the registration of
   EID prefixes from that block, allowing the requesting organization
   exclusive use of those EID prefixes limited to the duration of the
   LISP experiment.

2.  Requirements Notation

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
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