Assignment of OSI NSAP Addresses (osinsap) Concluded WG

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WG Name Assignment of OSI NSAP Addresses
Acronym osinsap
Area OSI Integration Area (osi)
State Concluded
Charter charter-ietf-osinsap-01 Approved
Dependencies Document dependency graph (SVG)
Personnel Chair Richard Colella
Area Director Robert Hagens
Mailing list Address ietf-osi-nsap@osi3.ncsl.nist.gov
To subscribe ietf-osi-nsap-request@osi3.ncsl.nist.gov
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Charter for Working Group

The OSI NSAP Guidelines Working Group will develop guidelines for NSAP
assignment and administration (AKA, the care and feeding of your NSAPs).

Assuming use of existing NSAP address standards, there are two
questions facing an administration:

\begin{itemize}

\item
Do I want to be an administrative authority for allocating NSAPs?
\begin{itemize}
\item
how do I become an administrative authority?
\begin{itemize}
\item
what organizations should expect to be an ``administrative
authority'' in the GOSIP version 2.0 address structure?
\item
where do I go to become an administrative authority?
\end{itemize}
\item
what are the administrative responsibilities involved?
\begin{itemize}
\item
defining and implementing assignment procedures?
\item
maintaining the register of NSAP assignments.
\item
what are the advantages/disadvantages of being an
administrative authority?
\end{itemize}
\end{itemize}
\item
Whether NSAPS are allocated from my own or some other
administrative authority, what are the technical implications of
allocating the substructure of NSAPs?

\begin{itemize}
\item
what should be routing domains?
\begin{itemize}
\item
implications of being a separate routing domain (how it will
affect routes, optimality of routes, firewalls and
information hiding).
\item
organizing routing domains by geography versus by
organization versus by network topology....
\end{itemize}
\item
within any routing domain, how should areas be configured?

\begin{itemize}
\item
(same implications as above).
\end{itemize}
\end{itemize}
\end{itemize}

Milestones

Date Milestone
Done Have the paper published as an RFC.
Done Produce a paper describing guidelines for the acquisition and administration of NSAP addresses in the Internet.
Dec 1990 Have the paper incorporated, in whole or in part, into the ``GOSIP User Guide'' and the FNC OSI Planning Group document.