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Layer Two Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Considerations Update.
W. Townsley. December 2002.

 
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Network Working Group W. Townsley Request for Comments: 3438 Cisco Systems BCP: 68 December 2002 Category: Best Current Practice Layer Two Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Considerations Update Status of this Memo This document specifies an Internet Best Current Practices for the Internet Community, and requests discussion and suggestions for improvements. Distribution of this memo is unlimited. Copyright Notice Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2002). All Rights Reserved. Abstract This document describes updates to the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) considerations for the Layer Two Tunneling Protocol (L2TP). Table of Contents 1. Introduction............................................. 1 1.1 Terminology........................................... 2 2. IANA Considerations...................................... 2 2.1 Control Message AVPs.................................. 3 2.2 Message Type AVP Values............................... 3 2.3 Result Code AVP Values................................ 3 2.4 Remaining Values...................................... 3 3. Normative References..................................... 3 4. Security Considerations.................................. 4 5. Acknowledgements......................................... 4 6. Author's Address......................................... 4 7. Full Copyright Statement................................. 5 1. Introduction This document provides guidance to the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) regarding the registration of values related to the Layer Two Tunneling Protocol (L2TP), defined in [RFC2661], in accordance with BCP 26, [RFC2434]. Townsley Best Current Practice [Page 1]
RFC 3438 L2TP IANA Considerations December 2002 1.1 Terminology The following terms are used here with the meanings defined in BCP 26: "name space", "assigned value", "registration". The following policies are used here with the meanings defined in BCP 26: "Private Use", "First Come First Served", "Expert Review", "Specification Required", "IETF Consensus", "Standards Action". 2. IANA Considerations L2TP [RFC2661] defines a number of "magic" numbers to be maintained by the IANA. This section updates the criteria to be used by the IANA to assign additional numbers in each of these lists. Each of the values identified in this document that require a registration criteria update are currently maintained by IANA and have a range of values from 0 to 65 535, of which a very small number have been allocated (the maximum number allocated within any one range is 46) [L2TP-IANA]. Given the nature of these values, it is not expected that any will ever run into a resource allocation problem if registration allocation requirements are relaxed from their current state. The recommended criteria changes for IANA registration are listed in the following sections. In one case, the registration criteria is currently defined as First Come First Served and should be made more strict, others are defined as IETF Consensus and need to be relaxed. The relaxation from IETF Consensus is motivated by specific cases in which values that were never intended to be vendor-specific have had to enter early field trials or be released in generally available products with vendor-specific values while awaiting documents to be formalized. In most cases, this results in products that have to support both the vendor-specific value and IETF value indefinitely. For registration requests where a Designated Expert should be consulted, the responsible IESG Area Director should appoint the Designated Expert. For registration requests requiring Expert Review, the Designated Expert should consult relevant WGs as appropriate (e.g., the l2tpext WG at the time of this writing). The basic guideline for the Expert Review process will be to approve the assignment of a value only if there is a document being advanced that clearly defines the values to be assigned, and there is active Townsley Best Current Practice [Page 2]
RFC 3438 L2TP IANA Considerations December 2002 implementation development (perhaps entering early field or interoperability trails, requiring assigned values to proceed without having to resort to a chosen vendor-specific method). 2.1 Control Message AVPs IANA manages the "Control Message Attribute Value Pairs" [L2TP-IANA] name space, of which 0 - 46 have been assigned. The criteria for assignment was originally IETF Consensus. Further values should be assigned upon Expert Review. 2.2 Message Type AVP Values IANA manages the "Message Type AVP (Attribute Type 0) Values" [L2TP- IANA] name space, of which 0 - 16 have been assigned. The criteria for assignment was originally IETF Consensus. Further values should be assigned upon Expert Review. 2.3 Result Code AVP Values IANA maintains a list of "Result Code values for the StopCCN message," "Result Code values for the CDN message," and "General Error Codes" [L2TP-IANA]. The criteria for Error Code assignment was originally First Come First Served, and the criteria for CDN and StopCCN Result Codes were originally IETF Consensus. Further values for all Result and Error codes should be assigned upon Expert Review. 2.4 Remaining Values All criteria for L2TP values maintained by IANA and not mentioned specifically in this document remain unchanged. 3. Normative References [RFC2119] Bradner, S., "Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate Requirement Levels", BCP 14, RFC 2119, March 1997. [RFC2434] Alvestrand, H. and T. Narten, "Guidelines for Writing an IANA Considerations Section in RFCs", BCP 26, RFC 2434, October 1998. [RFC2661] Townsley, W., Valencia, A., Rubens, A., Pall, G., Zorn, G. and B. Palter, "Layer Two Tunneling Layer Two Tunneling Protocol (L2TP)", RFC 2661, August 1999. [L2TP-IANA] Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA), "Layer Two Tunneling Protocol 'L2TP' - RFC 2661", http://www.iana.org/assignments/l2tp-parameters Townsley Best Current Practice [Page 3]
RFC 3438 L2TP IANA Considerations December 2002 4. Security Considerations This focuses on IANA considerations, and does not have security considerations. 5. Acknowledgements Some of this text and much of the format of this document was taken from an internet document on EAP IANA Considerations authored by Bernard Aboba. 6. Author's Address W. Mark Townsley Cisco Systems 7025 Kit Creek Road PO Box 14987 Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 EMail: mark@townsley.net Townsley Best Current Practice [Page 4]
RFC 3438 L2TP IANA Considerations December 2002 7. Full Copyright Statement Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2002). All Rights Reserved. This document and translations of it may be copied and furnished to others, and derivative works that comment on or otherwise explain it or assist in its implementation may be prepared, copied, published and distributed, in whole or in part, without restriction of any kind, provided that the above copyright notice and this paragraph are included on all such copies and derivative works. However, this document itself may not be modified in any way, such as by removing the copyright notice or references to the Internet Society or other Internet organizations, except as needed for the purpose of developing Internet standards in which case the procedures for copyrights defined in the Internet Standards process must be followed, or as required to translate it into languages other than English. The limited permissions granted above are perpetual and will not be revoked by the Internet Society or its successors or assigns. This document and the information contained herein is provided on an "AS IS" basis and THE INTERNET SOCIETY AND THE INTERNET ENGINEERING TASK FORCE DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTY THAT THE USE OF THE INFORMATION HEREIN WILL NOT INFRINGE ANY RIGHTS OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Acknowledgement Funding for the RFC Editor function is currently provided by the Internet Society. Townsley Best Current Practice [Page 5]

   

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