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

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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)...