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Terminology for Policy-Based Management (RFC3198)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000006109D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-14
Document File: 21 page(s) / 29K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

A. Westerinen: AUTHOR [+9]

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC3198: DOI

Abstract

This document is a glossary of policy-related terms. It provides abbreviations, explanations, and recommendations for use of these terms. The intent is to improve the comprehensibility and consistency of writing that deals with network policy, particularly Internet Standards documents (ISDs). This memo provides information for the Internet community.

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Network Working Group A. Westerinen Request for Comments: 3198 J. Schnizlein Category: Informational Cisco Systems J. Strassner Intelliden Corporation M. Scherling xCert B. Quinn Celox Networks S. Herzog PolicyConsulting A. Huynh Lucent Technologies M. Carlson Sun Microsystems J. Perry Network Appliance S. Waldbusser November 2001

Terminology for Policy-Based Management

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 (2001). All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

This document is a glossary of policy-related terms. It provides abbreviations, explanations, and recommendations for use of these terms. The document takes the approach and format of RFC 2828, which defines an Internet Security Glossary. The intent is to improve the comprehensibility and consistency of writing that deals with network policy, particularly Internet Standards documents (ISDs).

Westerinen, et al. Informational [Page 1]

RFC 3198 Terminology for Policy-Based Management November 2001

Table of Contents

1. Introduction................................................... 2 2. Explanation of Paragraph Markings.............................. 3 3. Terms.......................................................... 3 4. Intellectual Property.......................................... 16 5. Acknowledgements............................................... 17 6. Security Considerations........................................ 17 7. References..................................................... 17 8. Authors’ Addresses............................................. 19 9. Full Copyright Statement....................................... 21

1. Introduction

This document provides abbreviations, definitions, and explanations of terms related to network policy. All definitions are provided in Section 3, with the terms listed in alphabetical order.

The intent is to improve the comprehensibility and consistency of Internet Standards documents (ISDs) -- i.e., RFCs, Internet-Drafts, and other material produced as part of the Internet Standards Process [RFC2026]. Benefits across the ISDs are well-stated in the Introduction to RFC 2828 [RFC2828]:

o "Clear, Concise, and Easily Understood Documentation" - Requires that the set of terms and definitions be consistent, self- supporting and uniform across all ISDs.

o Technical Excellence - Where all ISDs use terminology accurately, precisely, and unambiguously.

o Prior Implementation and Testing - Requires that terms are used in their plainest form, that private and "made-up" terms are avoided in ISDs, and that new definitions are not created that conflict with established ones.

o "Openness, Fairness, and Timeliness" - Where ISDs avoid terms that are proprietary or otherwise favor a particular vendor, or that create a bias toward a particular technology or mechanism.

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