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Defining the Role and Function of IETF Protocol Parameter Registry Operators (RFC6220) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000206159D
Original Publication Date: 2011-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2011-Apr-15
Document File: 22 page(s) / 24K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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D. McPherson: AUTHOR [+9]


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Internet Architecture Board (IAB)                      D. McPherson, Ed. Request for Comments: 6220                               O. Kolkman, Ed. Category: Informational                                  J. Klensin, Ed. ISSN: 2070-1721                                           G. Huston, Ed.                                                               April 2011

             Defining the Role and Function of IETF Protocol                       Parameter Registry Operators


   Many Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) protocols make use of    commonly defined values that are passed in messages or packets.  To    ensure consistent interpretation of these values between independent    implementations, there is a need to ensure that the values and    associated semantic intent are uniquely defined.  The IETF uses    registry functions to record assigned protocol parameter values and    their associated semantic intentions.  For each IETF protocol    parameter, it is current practice for the IETF to delegate the role    of Protocol Parameter Registry Operator to a nominated entity.  This    document provides a description of, and the requirements for, these    delegated functions.

Status of This Memo

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

   This document is a product of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB)    and represents information that the IAB has deemed valuable to    provide for permanent record.  Documents approved for publication by    the IAB are not 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

McPherson, et al.             Informational                     [Page 1]
 RFC 6220               Role of Registry Operators             April 2011

 Copyright Notice

   Copyright (c) 2011 IETF Trust and the persons identified as the    document authors.  All rights reserved.

   This document is subject to BCP 78 and the IETF Trust's Legal    Provisions Relating to IETF Documents    ( in effect on the date of    publication of this document.  Please review these documents    carefully, as they describe your rights and restrictions with respect    to this document.

Table of Contents

   1. Overview ........................................................2

   2. Roles and Responsibilities Concerning IETF

      Protocol Parameter Registries ........................