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Using and Extending the NSIS Protocol Family (RFC5978) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000200347D
Original Publication Date: 2010-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-Oct-07
Document File: 60 page(s) / 76K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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J. Manner: AUTHOR [+4]


The Next Steps in Signaling (NSIS) Working Group was formed in November 2001 to develop an Internet signaling protocol suite that would attempt to remedy some of the perceived shortcomings of solutions based on the Resource ReSerVation Protocol (RSVP), e.g., with respect to mobility and Quality-of-Service (QoS) interoperability. The initial charter was focused on QoS signaling as the first use case, taking RSVP as the background for the work. In May 2003, middlebox traversal was added as an explicit second use case. The requirements for the new generation of signaling protocols are documented in [RFC3726], and an analysis of existing signaling protocols can be found in [RFC4094].

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                         J. Manner Request for Comments: 5978                              Aalto University Category: Informational                                         R. Bless ISSN: 2070-1721                                                      KIT                                                              J. Loughney                                                                    Nokia                                                           E. Davies, Ed.                                                         Folly Consulting                                                             October 2010

               Using and Extending the NSIS Protocol Family


   This document gives an overview of the Next Steps in Signaling (NSIS)    framework and protocol suite created by the NSIS Working Group during    the period of 2001-2010.  It also includes suggestions on how the    industry can make use of the new protocols and how the community can    exploit the extensibility of both the framework and existing    protocols to address future signaling needs.

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   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is    published for informational purposes.

   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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 RFC 5978              NSIS User and Extension Guide         October 2010