PMP Mail Archive: PMP> FW: I-D ACTION:draft-iesg-iana-considerations-01.txt

PMP Mail Archive: PMP> FW: I-D ACTION:draft-iesg-iana-considerations-01.txt

PMP> FW: I-D ACTION:draft-iesg-iana-considerations-01.txt

Turner, Randy (
Tue, 2 Dec 1997 00:02:30 -0800

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The draft referenced below is a very good document for
us to consider in our definition of protocols that
include not only predefined enumerations, but also
allow for "type-2" or other ways for enumerations to
be extended (and managed) later.

Its a good summary of a topic (protocol enum
extensions) that we seem to keep tackling on
each protocol effort we work on...


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> Subject: I-D ACTION:draft-iesg-iana-considerations-01.txt
> A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts
> directories.
> This draft is a work item of the IETF Steering Group of the IETF.
> Title : Guidelines for Writing an IANA Considerations
> Section in RFCs
> Author(s) : H. Alvestrand, T. Narten
> Filename : draft-iesg-iana-considerations-01.txt
> Pages : 9
> Date : 26-Nov-97
> Many protocols make use of identifiers consisting of constants and
> other well-known values. Even after a protocol has been defined and
> deployment has begun, new values may need to be assigned (e.g., a
> new
> option type in DHCP). To insure that such quantities have unique
> values, their assignment must be administered by a central
> authority.
> In the Internet, that role is provided by the Internet Assigned
> Numbers Authority (IANA).
> In order for the IANA to manage a given numbering space prudently,
> it
> needs guidelines describing the conditions under which new values
> can
> be assigned. If the IANA is expected to play a role in the
> management
> of a numbering space, the IANA must be given clear and concise
> instructions describing that role. This document discusses issues
> that should be considered in formulating an identifier assignment
> policy and provides guidelines to document authors on the specific
> text that must be included in documents that place demands on the
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