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T11 Network Address Authority (NAA) Naming Format for iSCSI Node Names (RFC3980)

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Original Publication Date: 2005-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-05
Document File: 9 page(s) / 14K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

M. Krueger: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Internet Small Computer Systems Interface (iSCSI) is a SCSI transport protocol that maps the SCSI family of protocols onto TCP/IP. This document defines an additional iSCSI node name type format to enable use of the "Network Address Authority" (NAA) worldwide naming format defined by the InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS) T11 - Fibre Channel (FC) protocols and used by Serial Attached SCSI (SAS). This document updates RFC 3720.

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Network Working Group                                         M. Krueger

Request for Comments: 3980                                M. Chadalapaka

Updates: 3720                                                 R. Elliott

Category: Standards Track                          Hewlett-Packard Corp.

                                                           February 2005

           T11 Network Address Authority (NAA) Naming Format

                          for iSCSI Node Names

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 (2005).

Abstract

   Internet Small Computer Systems Interface (iSCSI) is a SCSI transport

   protocol that maps the SCSI family of protocols onto TCP/IP.  This

   document defines an additional iSCSI node name type format to enable

   use of the "Network Address Authority" (NAA) worldwide naming format

   defined by the InterNational Committee for Information Technology

   Standards (INCITS) T11 - Fibre Channel (FC) protocols and used by

   Serial Attached SCSI (SAS).  This document updates RFC 3720.

Table of Contents

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

   2.  Background . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  2

   3.  Motivation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3

   4.  iSCSI NAA Name Structure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3

       4.1.  Type "naa." - Network Address Authority. . . . . . . . .  3

   5.  Terminology  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4

       5.1.  IQN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4

       5.2.  SRP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4

       5.3.  SAS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4

       5.4.  NAA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5

       5.5.  InfiniBand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5

       5.6.  INCITS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5

       5.7.  T10. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5

       5.8.  T11. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5

Krueger, et al.             Standards Track                     [Page 1]

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