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Request for Comments RFC7254 – IETF – May 1, 2014

A Uniform Resource Name Namespace for the Global System for Mobile Communications Association (GSMA) and the International Mobile station Equipment Identity (IMEI)

This specification defines a Uniform Resource Name (URN) namespace for the Global System for Mobile Communications Association (GSMA) and a Namespace Specific String (NSS) for the International Mobile station Equipment Identity (IMEI), as well as a...
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Request for Comments RFC7270 – IETF – Jun 1, 2014

Cisco-Specific Information Elements Reused in IP Flow Information Export (IPFIX)

This document describes some additional IP Flow Information Export (IPFIX) Information Elements in the range of 1-127, which is the range compatible with field types used by NetFlow version 9 in RFC 3954, as specified in the IPFIX Information Model...
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Request for Comments RFC7277 – IETF – Jun 1, 2014

A YANG Data Model for IP Management

This document defines a YANG data model for management of IP implementations. The data model includes configuration data and state data.
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Request for Comments RFC7283 – IETF – Jul 1, 2014

Handling Unknown DHCPv6 Messages

DHCPv6 is not specific about handling messages with unknown types. This memo describes the problems associated with receiving DHCPv6 messages with unknown types, and defines how a DHCPv6 server, client, or relay agent should behave when receiving u...
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Request for Comments RFC7291 – IETF – Jul 1, 2014

DHCP Options for the Port Control Protocol (PCP)

This document specifies DHCP (IPv4 and IPv6) options to configure hosts with Port Control Protocol (PCP) server IP addresses. The use of DHCPv4 or DHCPv6 depends on the PCP deployment scenarios. The set of deployment scenarios to which DHCPv4 or DH...
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Request for Comments RFC7295 – IETF – Jul 1, 2014

Report from the IAB/IRTF Workshop on Congestion Control for Interactive Real-Time Communication

This document provides a summary of the IAB/IRTF Workshop on 'Congestion Control for Interactive Real-Time Communication', which took place in Vancouver, Canada, on July 28, 2012. The main goal of the workshop was to foster a discussion on congesti...
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Request for Comments RFC7303 – IETF – Jul 1, 2014

XML Media Types

This specification standardizes three media types -- application/xml, application/xml-external-parsed-entity, and application/xml-dtd -- for use in exchanging network entities that are related to the Extensible Markup Language (XML) while defining...
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Request for Comments RFC7304 – IETF – Jul 1, 2014

A Method for Mitigating Namespace Collisions

This document outlines a possible, but not recommended, method to mitigate the effect of collisions in the DNS namespace by providing a means for end users to disambiguate the conflict.
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Request for Comments RFC7307 – IETF – Jul 1, 2014

LDP Extensions for Multi-Topology

Multi-Topology (MT) routing is supported in IP networks with the use of MT-aware IGPs. In order to provide MT routing within Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) Label Distribution Protocol (LDP) networks, new extensions are required. This documen...
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Request for Comments RFC7309 – IETF – Jul 1, 2014

Redundancy Mechanism for Inter-domain VPLS Service

In many existing Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) inter-domain deployments (based on RFC 4762), pseudowire (PW) connectivity offers no Provider Edge (PE) node redundancy, or offers PE node redundancy with only a single domain. This deployment app...
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Request for Comments RFC7313 – IETF – Jul 1, 2014

Enhanced Route Refresh Capability for BGP-4

In this document, we enhance the existing BGP route refresh mechanisms to provide for the demarcation of the beginning and the ending of a route refresh. The enhancement can be used to facilitate correction of BGP Routing Information Base (RIB) inc...
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Request for Comments RFC7321 – IETF – Aug 1, 2014

Cryptographic Algorithm Implementation Requirements and Usage Guidance for Encapsulating Security Payload (ESP) and Authentication Header (AH)

This document updates the Cryptographic Algorithm Implementation Requirements for the Encapsulating Security Payload (ESP) and Authentication Header (AH). It also adds usage guidance to help in the selection of these algorithms. ESP and AH protoco...
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Request for Comments RFC7324 – IETF – Jul 1, 2014

Updates to MPLS Transport Profile Linear Protection

This document contains a number of updates to the Protection State Coordination (PSC) logic defined in RFC 6378, "MPLS Transport Profile (MPLS-TP) Linear Protection". These updates provide some rules and recommendations around the use of TLVs in PS...
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Request for Comments RFC7325 – IETF – Aug 1, 2014

MPLS Forwarding Compliance and Performance Requirements

This document provides guidelines for implementers regarding MPLS forwarding and a basis for evaluations of forwarding implementations. Guidelines cover many aspects of MPLS forwarding. Topics are highlighted where implementers might otherwise over...
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Request for Comments RFC7328 – IETF – Aug 1, 2014

Writing I-Ds and RFCs Using Pandoc and a Bit of XML

This document presents a technique for using a Markdown syntax variant, called Pandoc, and a bit of XML (as defined in RFC 2629) as a source format for documents that are Internet-Drafts (I-Ds) or RFCs. The goal of this technique (which is called...
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Request for Comments RFC7334 – IETF – Aug 1, 2014

PCE-Based Computation Procedure to Compute Shortest Constrained Point-to-Multipoint (P2MP) Inter-Domain Traffic Engineering Label Switched Paths

The ability to compute paths for constrained point-to-multipoint (P2MP) Traffic Engineering Label Switched Paths (TE LSPs) across multiple domains has been identified as a key requirement for the deployment of P2MP services in MPLS- and GMPLS-contr...
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Request for Comments RFC7335 – IETF – Aug 1, 2014

IPv4 Service Continuity Prefix

Dual-Stack Lite (DS-Lite), defined in RFC 6333, directs IANA to reserve 192.0.0.0/29 for the Basic Bridging BroadBand (B4) element. Per this memo, IANA has generalized that reservation to include other cases where a non-routed IPv4 interface must b...
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Request for Comments RFC7341 – IETF – Aug 1, 2014

DHCPv4-over-DHCPv6 (DHCP 4o6) Transport

IPv4 connectivity is still needed as networks migrate towards IPv6. Users require IPv4 configuration even if the uplink to their service provider supports IPv6 only. This document describes a mechanism for obtaining IPv4 configuration information d...
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Request for Comments RFC7346 – IETF – Aug 1, 2014

IPv6 Multicast Address Scopes

This document updates the definitions of IPv6 multicast scopes and therefore updates RFCs 4007 and 4291.
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Request for Comments RFC7351 – IETF – Aug 1, 2014

A Media Type for XML Patch Operations

The XML patch document format defines an XML document structure for expressing a sequence of patch operations to be applied to an XML document. The XML patch document format builds on the foundations defined in RFC 5261. This specification also pro...
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Request for Comments RFC7357 – IETF – Sep 1, 2014

Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links (TRILL): End Station Address Distribution Information (ESADI) Protocol

The IETF TRILL (Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links) protocol provides least-cost pair-wise data forwarding without configuration in multi-hop networks with arbitrary topologies and link technologies. TRILL supports multipathing of both un...
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Request for Comments RFC7360 – IETF – Sep 1, 2014

Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) as a Transport Layer for RADIUS

The RADIUS protocol defined in RFC 2865 has limited support for authentication and encryption of RADIUS packets. The protocol transports data in the clear, although some parts of the packets can have obfuscated content. Packets may be replayed verb...
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Request for Comments RFC7365 – IETF – Oct 1, 2014

Framework for Data Center (DC) Network Virtualization

This document provides a framework for Data Center (DC) Network Virtualization over Layer 3 (NVO3) and defines a reference model along with logical components required to design a solution.
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Request for Comments RFC7376 – IETF – Sep 1, 2014

Problems with Session Traversal Utilities for NAT (STUN) Long-Term Authentication for Traversal Using Relays around NAT (TURN)

This document discusses some of the security problems and practical problems with the current Session Traversal Utilities for NAT (STUN) authentication for Traversal Using Relays around NAT (TURN) messages.
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Request for Comments RFC7388 – IETF – Oct 1, 2014

Definition of Managed Objects for IPv6 over Low-Power Wireless Personal Area Networks (6LoWPANs)

This document defines a portion of the Management Information Base (MIB) for use with network management protocols in the Internet community. In particular, it defines objects for managing IPv6 over Low-Power Wireless Personal Area Networks (6LoWPA...
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Request for Comments RFC7398 – IETF – Feb 1, 2015

A Reference Path and Measurement Points for Large-Scale Measurement of Broadband Performance

This document defines a reference path for Large-scale Measurement of Broadband Access Performance (LMAP) and measurement points for commonly used performance metrics. Other similar measurement projects may also be able to use the extensions descri...
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Request for Comments RFC7401 – IETF – Apr 1, 2015

Host Identity Protocol Version 2 (HIPv2)

This document specifies the details of the Host Identity Protocol (HIP). HIP allows consenting hosts to securely establish and maintain shared IP-layer state, allowing separation of the identifier and locator roles of IP addresses, thereby enabling...
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Request for Comments RFC7403 – IETF – Nov 1, 2014

A Media-Based Traceroute Function for the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)

SIP already provides the ability to perform hop-by-hop traceroute for SIP messages using the Max-Forwards header field to determine the reachability path of requests to a target. A mechanism for media-loopback calls has also been defined separately...
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Request for Comments RFC7405 – IETF – Dec 1, 2014

Case-Sensitive String Support in ABNF

This document extends the base definition of ABNF (Augmented Backus-Naur Form) to include a way to specify US-ASCII string literals that are matched in a case-sensitive manner.
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Request for Comments RFC7416 – IETF – Jan 1, 2015

A Security Threat Analysis for the Routing Protocol for Low-Power and Lossy Networks (RPLs)

This document presents a security threat analysis for the Routing Protocol for Low-Power and Lossy Networks (RPLs). The development builds upon previous work on routing security and adapts the assessments to the issues and constraints specific to l...
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Request for Comments RFC7418 – IETF – Dec 1, 2014

An IRTF Primer for IETF Participants

This document provides a high-level description of things for Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) participants to consider when bringing proposals for new research groups (RGs) into the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF). This document emphasiz...
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Request for Comments RFC7422 – IETF – Dec 1, 2014

Deterministic Address Mapping to Reduce Logging in Carrier-Grade NAT Deployments

In some instances, Service Providers (SPs) have a legal logging requirement to be able to map a subscriber's inside address with the address used on the public Internet (e.g., for abuse response). Unfortunately, many logging solutions for Carrier-G...
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Request for Comments RFC7426 – IETF – Jan 1, 2015

Software-Defined Networking (SDN): Layers and Architecture Terminology

Software-Defined Networking (SDN) refers to a new approach for network programmability, that is, the capacity to initialize, control, change, and manage network behavior dynamically via open interfaces. SDN emphasizes the role of software in runnin...
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Request for Comments RFC7427 – IETF – Jan 1, 2015

Signature Authentication in the Internet Key Exchange Version 2 (IKEv2)

The Internet Key Exchange Version 2 (IKEv2) protocol has limited support for the Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA). The current version only includes support for three Elliptic Curve groups, and there is a fixed hash algorithm tied...
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Request for Comments RFC7430 – IETF – Jul 1, 2015

Analysis of Residual Threats and Possible Fixes for Multipath TCP (MPTCP)

This document analyzes the residual threats for Multipath TCP (MPTCP) and explores possible solutions to address them.
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Request for Comments RFC7433 – IETF – Jan 1, 2015

A Mechanism for Transporting User-to-User Call Control Information in SIP

There is a class of applications that benefit from using SIP to exchange User-to-User Information (UUI) data during session establishment. This information, known as call control UUI data, is a small piece of data inserted by an application initiat...
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Request for Comments RFC7436 – IETF – Jan 1, 2015

IP-Only LAN Service (IPLS)

A Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) is used to interconnect systems across a wide-area or metropolitan-area network, making it appear that they are on a private LAN. The systems that are interconnected may themselves be LAN switches. If, however,...
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Request for Comments RFC7437 – IETF – Jan 1, 2015

IAB, IESG, and IAOC Selection, Confirmation, and Recall Process: Operation of the Nominating and Recall Committees

The process by which the members of the IAB and IESG, and some members of the IAOC, are selected, confirmed, and recalled is specified in this document. This document is a self-consistent, organized compilation of the process as it was known at the...
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Request for Comments RFC7440 – IETF – Jan 1, 2015

TFTP Windowsize Option

The "Trivial File Transfer Protocol" (RFC 1350) is a simple, lockstep, file transfer protocol that allows a client to get or put a file onto a remote host. One of its primary uses is in the early stages of nodes booting from a Local Area Network (L...
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Request for Comments RFC7447 – IETF – Feb 1, 2015

Deprecation of BGP Entropy Label Capability Attribute

The BGP Entropy Label Capability attribute is defined in RFC 6790. Regrettably, it has a bug: although RFC 6790 mandates that routers incapable of processing Entropy Labels must remove the attribute, fulfillment of this requirement cannot be guaran...
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Request for Comments RFC7460 – IETF – Mar 1, 2015

Monitoring and Control MIB for Power and Energy

This document defines a subset of the Management Information Base (MIB) for power and energy monitoring of devices.
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Request for Comments RFC7466 – IETF – Mar 1, 2015

An Optimization for the Mobile Ad Hoc Network (MANET) Neighborhood Discovery Protocol (NHDP)

The link quality mechanism of the Mobile Ad Hoc Network (MANET) Neighborhood Discovery Protocol (NHDP) enables "ignoring" some 1-hop neighbors if the measured link quality from that 1-hop neighbor is below an acceptable threshold while still retain...
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Request for Comments RFC7484 – IETF – Mar 1, 2015

Finding the Authoritative Registration Data (RDAP) Service

This document specifies a method to find which Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP) server is authoritative to answer queries for a requested scope, such as domain names, IP addresses, or Autonomous System numbers.
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Request for Comments RFC7488 – IETF – Mar 1, 2015

Port Control Protocol (PCP) Server Selection

This document specifies the behavior to be followed by a Port Control Protocol (PCP) client to contact its PCP server(s) when one or several PCP server IP addresses are configured. This document updates RFC 6887.
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Request for Comments RFC7489 – IETF – Mar 1, 2015

Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance (DMARC)

Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance (DMARC) is a scalable mechanism by which a mail-originating organization can express domain-level policies and preferences for message validation, disposition, and reporting, that a ma...
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Request for Comments RFC7491 – IETF – Mar 1, 2015

A PCE-Based Architecture for Application-Based Network Operations

Services such as content distribution, distributed databases, or inter-data center connectivity place a set of new requirements on the operation of networks. They need on-demand and application-specific reservation of network connectivity, reliabil...
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Request for Comments RFC7493 – IETF – Mar 1, 2015

The I-JSON Message Format

I-JSON (short for "Internet JSON") is a restricted profile of JSON designed to maximize interoperability and increase confidence that software can process it successfully with predictable results.
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Request for Comments RFC7498 – IETF – Apr 1, 2015

Problem Statement for Service Function Chaining

This document provides an overview of the issues associated with the deployment of service functions (such as firewalls, load balancers, etc.) in large-scale environments. The term "service function chaining" is used to describe the definition and...
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Request for Comments RFC7499 – IETF – Apr 1, 2015

Support of Fragmentation of RADIUS Packets

The Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) protocol is limited to a total packet size of 4096 bytes. Provisions exist for fragmenting large amounts of authentication data across multiple packets, via Access-Challenge packets. No simila...
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Request for Comments RFC7508 – IETF – Apr 1, 2015

Securing Header Fields with S/MIME

This document describes how the S/MIME protocol can be extended in order to secure message header fields defined in RFC 5322. This technology provides security services such as data integrity, non-repudiation, and confidentiality. This extension is...
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