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Terminology for Policy-Based Management (RFC3198)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000006109D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Dec-04
Document File: 22 page(s) / 48K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

A. Westerinen: AUTHOR [+10]

Abstract

This document is a glossary of policy-related terms. It provides abbreviations, explanations, and recommendations for use of these terms. The document takes the approach and format of RFC 2828, which defines an Internet Security Glossary. The intent is to improve the comprehensibility and consistency of writing that deals with network policy, particularly Internet Standards documents (ISDs).

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Network Working Group                                      A. Westerinen

Request for Comments: 3198                                 J. Schnizlein

Category: Informational                                    Cisco Systems

                                                            J. Strassner

                                                  Intelliden Corporation

                                                            M. Scherling

                                                                   xCert

                                                                B. Quinn

                                                          Celox Networks

                                                               S. Herzog

                                                        PolicyConsulting

                                                                A. Huynh

                                                     Lucent Technologies

                                                              M. Carlson

                                                        Sun Microsystems

                                                                J. Perry

                                                       Network Appliance

                                                           S. Waldbusser

                                                           November 2001

                Terminology for Policy-Based Management

Status of this Memo

   This memo provides information for the Internet community.  It does

   not specify an Internet standard of any kind.  Distribution of this

   memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2001).  All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

   This document is a glossary of policy-related terms.  It provides

   abbreviations, explanations, and recommendations for use of these

   terms.  The document takes the approach and format of RFC 2828, which

   defines an Internet Security Glossary. The intent is to improve the

   comprehensibility and consistency of writing that deals with network

   policy, particularly Internet Standards documents (ISDs).

Westerinen, et al.           Informational                      [Page 1]

RFC 3198        Terminology for Policy-Based Management    November 2001

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction...................................................  2

   2. Explanation of Paragraph Markings..............................  3

   3. Terms..........................................................  3

   4. Intellectual Property.......................................... 16

   5. Acknowledgements............................................... 17

   6. Security Considerations........................................ 17

   7. References..................................................... 17

   8. Authors' Addresses............................................. 19

   9. Full Copyright Statement....................................... 21

1. Introduction

   This document provides abbreviations, definitions, and explanations

   of terms related to network policy.  All definitions are provided in

   Section 3, with the terms listed in alphabetical order.

   The intent is to improve the comprehensibility and consistency of

   Internet Standards documents (ISDs) -- i.e., RFCs, Internet-Drafts,

   and other material produced as part of the Internet Standards Process

   [RFC2026].  Benefits across the ISDs are well-stated in the

   Introduction to RFC 2828 [RFC2828]:

   o  "Clear, Concise, and Easily Understood Documentation" - Requires

      that the set of terms and definitions be consistent, self-

      supporting and uniform across all ISDs.

   o  Technical Excellence - Where all ISDs use terminology accurately,

      precisely, and unambiguously.

   o  Prior Implementation and Testing - Requires that terms are used in

      their plainest form, that private and "made-up" terms are avoided

      in ISDs, and that new definitions are not created that conflict

      with established ones.

   o  "Openness, Fairness, and Timeliness" - Where ISDs avoid terms that

      are proprietary or otherwise favor a particular vendor, or that

      create a bias toward a particular technology or mechanism.

   Common and/or controversial po...