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Authorization for NSIS Signaling Layer Protocols (RFC5981) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000204104D
Original Publication Date: 2011-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2011-Feb-12
Document File: 74 page(s) / 83K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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J. Manner: AUTHOR [+4]


The Next Steps in Signaling (NSIS) framework [RFC4080] defines a suite of protocols for the next generation in Internet signaling. The design is based on a generalized transport protocol for signaling applications, the General Internet Signaling Transport (GIST) [RFC5971], and various kinds of signaling applications. Two signaling applications and their NSIS Signaling Layer Protocol (NSLP) have been designed, a Quality of Service application (QoS NSLP) [RFC5974] and a NAT/firewall application (NATFW NSLP) [RFC5973].

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                         J. Manner Request for Comments: 5981                              Aalto University Category: Experimental                                    M. Stiemerling ISSN: 2070-1721                                                      NEC                                                            H. Tschofenig                                                   Nokia Siemens Networks                                                            R. Bless, Ed.                                                                      KIT                                                            February 2011

             Authorization for NSIS Signaling Layer Protocols


   Signaling layer protocols specified within the Next Steps in    Signaling (NSIS) framework may rely on the General Internet Signaling    Transport (GIST) protocol to handle authorization.  Still, the    signaling layer protocol above GIST itself may require separate    authorization to be performed when a node receives a request for a    certain kind of service or resources.  This document presents a    generic model and object formats for session authorization within the    NSIS signaling layer protocols.  The goal of session authorization is    to allow the exchange of information between network elements in    order to authorize the use of resources for a service and to    coordinate actions between the signaling and transport planes.

Status of This Memo

   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.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at

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