QSPEC Template for the Quality-of-Service NSIS Signaling Layer Protocol (NSLP) (RFC5975)
Original Publication Date: 2010-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-Oct-07
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
G. Ash: AUTHOR [+8]
The QoS NSIS signaling layer protocol (NSLP) [RFC5974] is used to signal QoS reservations for a data flow, provide forwarding resources (QoS) for that flow, and establish and maintain state at nodes along the path of the flow. The design of QoS NSLP is conceptually similar to the decoupling between RSVP [RFC2205] and the IntServ architecture [RFC2210], where a distinction is made between the operation of the signaling protocol and the information required for the operation of the Resource Management Function (RMF). [RFC5974] describes the signaling protocol, while this document describes the RMF-related information carried in the QSPEC (QoS Specification) object carried in QoS NSLP messages.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) G. Ash, Ed. Request for Comments: 5975 AT&T Category: Experimental A. Bader, Ed. ISSN: 2070-1721 Ericsson C. Kappler, Ed. ck technology concepts D. Oran, Ed. Cisco Systems, Inc. October 2010
QSPEC Template for the Quality-of-Service NSIS Signaling Layer Protocol (NSLP)
The Quality-of-Service (QoS) NSIS signaling layer protocol (NSLP) is used to signal QoS reservations and is independent of a specific QoS model (QOSM) such as IntServ or Diffserv. Rather, all information specific to a QOSM is encapsulated in a separate object, the QSPEC. This document defines a template for the QSPEC including a number of QSPEC parameters. The QSPEC parameters provide a common language to be reused in several QOSMs and thereby aim to ensure the extensibility and interoperability of QoS NSLP. While the base protocol is QOSM-agnostic, the parameters that can be carried in the QSPEC object are possibly closely coupled to specific models. The node initiating the NSIS signaling adds an Initiator QSPEC, which indicates the QSPEC parameters that must be interpreted by the downstream nodes less the reservation fails, thereby ensuring the intention of the NSIS initiator is preserved along the signaling path.
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This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is published for examination, experimental implementation, and evaluation.
This document defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet community. This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). It represents the consensus of the IETF community. It has received public review and has been approved for publication by the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG). Not all documents approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.
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