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A Uniform Resource Name (URN) Namespace for the Common Language Equipment Identifier (CLEI) Code (RFC4152)

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Original Publication Date: 2005-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Aug-27
Document File: 8 page(s) / 12K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

K. Tesink: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This document describes a Uniform Resource Name (URN) namespace (RFC 3406) for the assignment of the Common Language Equipment Identifier (CLEI) code, which is used in messages standardized by ANSI. The URN namespace is managed by Telcordia Technologies, Inc., as the maintenance agent for ANSI T1.213. The CLEI code is a globally unique, ten-character alphanumeric intelligent code assigned by Telcordia Technologies at the request of equipment suppliers. The CLEI code identifies communications equipment by specifying product type and features. There is a one-to-one relationship between a CLEI code and supplier's product ID (the manufacturer's name and the part number along with its version number).

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Network Working Group                                          K. Tesink
Request for Comments: 4152                                        R. Fox
Category: Informational                           Telcordia Technologies
                                                             August 2005


                A Uniform Resource Name (URN) Namespace
        for the Common Language Equipment Identifier (CLEI) Code

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 (2005).

Abstract

   This document describes a Uniform Resource Name (URN) namespace
   (RFC 3406) for the assignment of the Common Language Equipment
   Identifier (CLEI) code, which is used in messages standardized by
   ANSI.  The URN namespace is managed by Telcordia Technologies, Inc.,
   as the maintenance agent for ANSI T1.213.  The CLEI code is a
   globally unique, ten-character alphanumeric intelligent code assigned
   by Telcordia Technologies at the request of equipment suppliers.  The
   CLEI code identifies communications equipment by specifying product
   type and features.  There is a one-to-one relationship between a CLEI
   code and supplier's product ID (the manufacturer's name and the part
   number along with its version number).

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................2
   2. Specification Template ..........................................2
   3. Examples ........................................................4
   4. Namespace and Community Considerations ..........................4
   5. Security Considerations .........................................5
   6. IANA Considerations .............................................5
   7. Acknowledgments .................................................5
   8. Normative References ............................................5


Tesink & Fox                 Informational                      [Page 1]
RFC 4152            URN Namespace for the CLEI Code          August 2005


1.  Introduction

   Many circuit cards used in the global telecommunications network have
   a CLEI code assigned and have a bar code or two-dimensional symbol on
   a label affixed to the front.  Service providers utilize the CLEI
   code to:

   o  Track inventory, both working and spare

   o  Handle logistics (movement of circuit cards, along with the serial
      number)

   o  Provision equipment

   o  Maintain asset records (accounting information)

   The goal of the CLEI namespace is to ensure the st...