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The IPv4 Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Option for the Internet Storage Name Service (RFC4174)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000128860D
Original Publication Date: 2005-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Sep-20
Document File: 14 page(s) / 30K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

C. Monia: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This document describes the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) option to allow Internet Storage Name Service (iSNS) clients to discover the location of the iSNS server automatically through the use of DHCP for IPv4. iSNS provides discovery and management capabilities for Internet SCSI (iSCSI) and Internet Fibre Channel Protocol (iFCP) storage devices in an enterprise-scale IP storage network. iSNS provides intelligent storage management services comparable to those found in Fibre Channel networks, allowing a commodity IP network to function in a similar capacity to that of a storage area network.

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Network Working Group                                           C. Monia
Request for Comments: 4174                                    Consultant
Category: Standards Track                                       J. Tseng
                                                     Riverbed Technology
                                                              K. Gibbons
                                                      McDATA Corporation
                                                          September 2005


      The IPv4 Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Option
                for the Internet Storage Name Service

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

   This document describes the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
   (DHCP) option to allow Internet Storage Name Service (iSNS) clients
   to discover the location of the iSNS server automatically through the
   use of DHCP for IPv4.  iSNS provides discovery and management
   capabilities for Internet SCSI (iSCSI) and Internet Fibre Channel
   Protocol (iFCP) storage devices in an enterprise-scale IP storage
   network.  iSNS provides intelligent storage management services
   comparable to those found in Fibre Channel networks, allowing a
   commodity IP network to function in a similar capacity to that of a
   storage area network.

Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction .................................................  2
       1.1.  Conventions Used in This Document ......................  2
   2.  iSNS Option for DHCP .........................................  3
       2.1.  iSNS Functions Field ...................................  5
       2.2.  Discovery Domain Access Field ..........................  6
       2.3.  Administrative Flags Field .............................  7
       2.4.  iSNS Server Security Bitmap ............................  8
   3.  Security Considerations ......................................  9
   4.  IANA Considerations .......................................... 11

Monia, et al.               Standards Track                     [Page 1]
RFC 4174              DHCP Option...