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Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP) Transport Over TCP (RFC3734)

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Original Publication Date: 2004-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-26
Document File: 10 page(s) / 20K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

S. Hollenbeck: AUTHOR

Abstract

This document describes how an Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP) session is mapped onto a single Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) connection. This mapping requires use of the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol to protect information exchanged between an EPP client and an EPP server.

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Network Working Group S. Hollenbeck

Request for Comments: 3734 VeriSign, Inc.

Category: Standards Track March 2004

Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP) Transport Over TCP

Status of this Memo

This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the

Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for

improvements. Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet

Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state

and status of this protocol. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2004). All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

This document describes how an Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP)

session is mapped onto a single Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)

connection. This mapping requires use of the Transport Layer

Security (TLS) protocol to protect information exchanged between an

EPP client and an EPP server.

Table of Contents

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

1.1. Conventions Used In This Document. . . . . . . . . . . . 2

2. Session Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

3. Message Exchange . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

4. Data Unit Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

5. Transport Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

6. Internationalization Considerations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

7. IANA Considerations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

8. Security Considerations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

9. Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

10. References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

10.1. Normative References. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

10.2. Informative References. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

11. Author's Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

12. Full Copyright Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Hollenbeck Standards Track [Page 1]

RFC 3734 EPP TCP Transport March 2004

1. Introduction

This document describes how the Extensible Provisioning Protocol

(EPP) is mapped onto a single client-server TCP connection. Security

services beyond those defined in EPP are provided by the Transport

Layer Security (TLS) Protocol [RFC2246]. EPP is described in

[RFC3730]. TCP is described in [RFC793].

1.1. Conventions Used In This Document

The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",

"SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this

document are to be interpreted as described in [RFC2119].

2. Session Management

Mapping EPP session management facilities onto the TCP service is

straight forward. An EPP session first requires creation of a TCP

connection between two peers, one that initiates the connection

request and one that responds to the connection request. The

initiating peer is called the "client", and the responding peer is

called the "server". An EPP server MUST listen for TCP connection

requests on...