Using and Extending the NSIS Protocol Family (RFC5978)
Original Publication Date: 2010-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-Oct-07
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
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].
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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RFC 5978 NSIS User and Extension Guide October 2010