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XACCT's Common Reliable Accounting for Network Element (CRANE) Protocol Specification Version 1.0 (RFC3423)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000010297D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Nov-19
Document File: 46 page(s) / 98K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

K. Zhang: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This document defines the Common Reliable Accounting for Network Element (CRANE) protocol that enables efficient and reliable delivery of any data, mainly accounting data from Network Elements to any systems, such as mediation systems and Business Support Systems (BSS)/ Operations Support Systems (OSS). The protocol is developed to address the critical needs for exporting high volume of accounting data from NE's with efficient use of network, storage, and processing resources.

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Network Working Group� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � K. Zhang

Request for Comments: 3423� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � E. Elkin

Category: Informational� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � XACCT Technologies

� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � November 2002

� � � � XACCT's Common Reliable Accounting for Network Element (CRANE)

� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � Protocol Specification Version 1.0

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 (2002).� All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

� � This document defines the Common Reliable Accounting for Network

� � Element (CRANE) protocol that enables efficient and reliable delivery

� � of any data, mainly accounting data from Network Elements to any

� � systems, such as mediation systems and Business Support Systems

� � (BSS)/ Operations Support Systems (OSS).� The protocol is developed

� � to address the critical needs for exporting high volume of accounting

� � data from NE's with efficient use of network, storage, and processing

� � resources.

� � This document specifies the architecture of the protocol and the

� � message format, which MUST be supported by all CRANE protocol

� � implementations.

Table of Contents

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

� � � � � 1.1� Specification of Requirements.............................3

� � � � � 1.2� Terminology...............................................3

� � 2� Protocol Overview..............................................5

� � � � � 2.1� CRANE Architecture........................................6

� � � � � 2.2� CRANE over TCP............................................7

� � � � � 2.3� Alternate servers.........................................7

� � � � � 2.4� Templates.................................................9

� � � � � 2.5� Template Transmission and Negotiation....................10

� � � � � 2.6� Changing Templates.......................................11

� � � � � 2.7� Flow Control.............................................12

� � � � � 2.8� The CRANE Client Query Messages..........................13

Zhang & Elkin� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � Informational� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � [Page 1]

RFC 3423� � � � � � � � � XACCT's CRANE Protocol Specification� � � � November 2002

� � � � � 2.9� CRANE Sessions...........................................13

� � 3� CRANE Message Format..........................................14

� � 4� CRANE Messages................................................16

� � � � � 4.1� Flow Start (START).......................................16

� � � � � 4.2� Flow Start Acknowledge (START ACK)...