Finding Fibre Channel over TCP/IP (FCIP) Entities Using Service Location Protocol version 2 (SLPv2) (RFC3822)
Original Publication Date: 2004-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Jul-20
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
This document defines the use of Service Location Protocol version 2 (SLPv2) by Fibre Channel over TCP/IP (FCIP) Entities.
Network Working Group D. Peterson
Request for Comments: 3822 Computer Network Technology (CNT)
Category: Standards Track July 2004
Finding Fibre Channel over TCP/IP (FCIP) Entities
Using Service Location Protocol version 2 (SLPv2)
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 (C) The Internet Society (2004).
This document defines the use of Service Location Protocol version 2
(SLPv2) by Fibre Channel over TCP/IP (FCIP) Entities.
This document describes the use of the Service Location Protocol
version 2 in performing dynamic discovery of participating Fibre
Channel over TCP/IP (FCIP) Entities. Implementation guidelines,
service type templates, and security considerations are specified.
2. Notation Conventions
The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
"SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
document are to be interpreted as described in [RFC2119].
Here are some definitions that may aid readers that are unfamiliar
with either SLP or FCIP. Some of these definitions have been
reproduced from [RFC2608] and [RFC3105].
Peterson Standards Track [Page 1]
RFC 3822 Finding FCIP Entities Using SLPv2 July 2004
User Agent (UA) A process working on the client's behalf
to establish contact with some service.
The UA retrieves service information from
the Service Agents or Directory Agents.
Service Agent (SA) A process working on behalf of one or more
services to advertise the services and
Directory Agent (DA) A process which collects service
advertisements. There can only be one DA
present per given host.
Scope A named set of services, typically making