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Finding Fibre Channel over TCP/IP (FCIP) Entities Using Service Location Protocol version 2 (SLPv2) (RFC3822)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000029949D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Jul-20
Document File: 12 page(s) / 23K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

D. Peterson: AUTHOR

Abstract

This document defines the use of Service Location Protocol version 2 (SLPv2) by Fibre Channel over TCP/IP (FCIP) Entities.

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Network Working Group                                        D. Peterson

Request for Comments: 3822             Computer Network Technology (CNT)

Category: Standards Track                                      July 2004

           Finding Fibre Channel over TCP/IP (FCIP) Entities

           Using Service Location Protocol version 2 (SLPv2)

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).

Abstract

   This document defines the use of Service Location Protocol version 2

   (SLPv2) by Fibre Channel over TCP/IP (FCIP) Entities.

1.  Introduction

   This document describes the use of the Service Location Protocol

   version 2 in performing dynamic discovery of participating Fibre

   Channel over TCP/IP (FCIP) Entities.  Implementation guidelines,

   service type templates, and security considerations are specified.

2.  Notation Conventions

   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].

3.  Terminology

   Here are some definitions that may aid readers that are unfamiliar

   with either SLP or FCIP.  Some of these definitions have been

   reproduced from [RFC2608] and [RFC3105].

Peterson                    Standards Track                     [Page 1]

RFC 3822           Finding FCIP Entities Using SLPv2           July 2004

   User Agent (UA)            A process working on the client's behalf

                              to establish contact with some service.

                              The UA retrieves service information from

                              the Service Agents or Directory Agents.

   Service Agent (SA)         A process working on behalf of one or more

                              services to advertise the services and

                              their capabilities.

   Directory Agent (DA)       A process which collects service

                              advertisements.  There can only be one DA

                              present per given host.

   Scope                      A named set of services, typically making

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