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Framework Policy Information Base (RFC3318)

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Original Publication Date: 2003-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Mar-07

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

R. Sahita: AUTHOR [+5]

Abstract

This document defines a set of PRovisioning Classes (PRCs) and textual conventions that are common to all clients that provision policy using Common Open Policy Service (COPS) protocol for Provisioning.

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Network Working Group                                     R. Sahita, Ed.

Request for Comments: 3318                                       S. Hahn

Category: Informational                                       Intel Labs

                                                                 K. Chan

                                                         Nortel Networks

                                                           K. McCloghrie

                                                           Cisco Systems

                                                              March 2003

                   Framework Policy Information Base

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 (2003).  All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

   This document defines a set of PRovisioning Classes (PRCs) and

   textual conventions that are common to all clients that provision

   policy using Common Open Policy Service (COPS) protocol for

   Provisioning.

   Structure of Policy Provisioning Information (SPPI) describes a

   structure for specifying policy information that can then be

   transmitted to a network device for the purpose of configuring policy

   at that device.  The model underlying this structure is one of well-

   defined (PRCs) and instances of these classes (PRIs) residing in a

   virtual information store called the Policy Information Base (PIB).

   One way to provision policy is by means of the (COPS) protocol with

   the extensions for provisioning.  This protocol supports multiple

   clients, each of which may provision policy for a specific policy

   domain such as QoS, virtual private networks, or security.

   As described in COPS usage for Policy Provisioning (COPS-PR), each

   client supports a non-overlapping and independent set of PIB modules.

   However, some PRovisioning Classes are common to all subject-

   categories (client-types) and need to be present in each.

Sahita, et. al.              Informational                      [Page 1]

RFC 3318           Framework Policy Information Base          March 2003

Table of Contents

   Conventions used in this document.................................2

   1. Glossary.......................................................2

   2. General PIB Concepts...........................................3

     2.1. Roles.........................