RFC Abstracts

RFC3101 - The OSPF Not-So-Stubby Area (NSSA) Option
This memo documents an optional type of Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) area that is somewhat humorously referred to as a "not-so-stubby" area (or NSSA). NSSAs are similar to the existing OSPF stub area configuration option but have the additional capability of importing AS external routes in a limited fashion. The OSPF NSSA Option was originally defined in RFC 1587. The functional differences between this memo and RFC 1587 are explained in Appendix F. All differences, while expanding capability, are backward-compatible in nature. Implementations of this memo and of RFC 1587 will interoperate. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC3098 - How to Advertise Responsibly Using E-Mail and Newsgroups or - how NOT to $$$$$ MAKE ENEMIES FAST! $$$$$
This memo offers useful suggestions for responsible advertising techniques that can be used via the internet in an environment where the advertiser, recipients, and the Internet Community can coexist in a productive and mutually respectful fashion. This memo provides information for the Internet community.
RFC3097 - RSVP Cryptographic Authentication -- Updated Message Type Value
This memo resolves a duplication in the assignment of RSVP Message Types, by changing the Message Types assigned by RFC 2747 to Challenge and Integrity Response messages. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC3096 - Requirements for robust IP/UDP/RTP header compression
This document contains requirements for robust IP/UDP/RTP (Internet Protocol/User Datagram Protocol/Real-Time Transport Protocol) header compression to be developed by the ROHC (Robust Header Compression) WG. It is based on the ROHC charter, discussions in the WG, the 3GPP document "3GPP TR 23.922", version 1.0.0 of October 1999, as well as contributions from 3G.IP. This memo provides information for the Internet community.
RFC3095 - RObust Header Compression (ROHC): Framework and four profiles: RTP, UDP, ESP, and uncompressed
This document specifies a highly robust and efficient header compression scheme for RTP/UDP/IP (Real-Time Transport Protocol, User Datagram Protocol, Internet Protocol), UDP/IP, and ESP/IP (Encapsulating Security Payload) headers. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC3094 - Tekelec's Transport Adapter Layer Interface
This document proposes the interfaces of a Signaling Gateway, which provides interworking between the Switched Circuit Network (SCN) and an IP network. This memo provides information for the Internet community.
RFC3093 - Firewall Enhancement Protocol (FEP)
Internet Transparency via the end-to-end architecture of the Internet has allowed vast innovation of new technologies and services [1]. However, recent developments in Firewall technology have altered this model and have been shown to inhibit innovation. We propose the Firewall Enhancement Protocol (FEP) to allow innovation, without violating the security model of a Firewall. This memo provides information for the Internet community.
RFC3092 - Etymology of "Foo"
Approximately 212 RFCs so far, starting with RFC 269, contain the terms `foo', `bar', or `foobar' as metasyntactic variables without any proper explanation or definition. This document rectifies that deficiency. This memo provides information for the Internet community.
RFC3091 - Pi Digit Generation Protocol
This memo defines a protocol to provide the Pi digit generation service (PIgen) used between clients and servers on host computers. This memo provides information for the Internet community.
RFC3090 - DNS Security Extension Clarification on Zone Status
The definition of a secured zone is presented, clarifying and updating sections of RFC 2535. RFC 2535 defines a zone to be secured based on a per algorithm basis, e.g., a zone can be secured with RSA keys, and not secured with DSA keys. This document changes this to define a zone to be secured or not secured regardless of the key algorithm used (or not used). To further simplify the determination of a zone's status, "experimentally secure" status is deprecated. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC3089 - A SOCKS-based IPv6/IPv4 Gateway Mechanism
This document describes a SOCKS-based IPv6/IPv4 gateway mechanism that enables smooth heterogeneous communications between the IPv6 nodes and IPv4 nodes. This memo provides information for the Internet community.
RFC3088 - OpenLDAP Root Service An experimental LDAP referral service
The OpenLDAP Project is operating an experimental LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) referral service known as the "OpenLDAP Root Service". The automated system generates referrals based upon service location information published in DNS SRV RRs (Domain Name System location of services resource records). This document describes this service. This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet community.
RFC3087 - Control of Service Context using SIP Request-URI
This memo describes a useful way to conceptualize the use of the standard SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) Request-URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) that the authors and many members of the SIP community think is suitable as a convention. It does not define any new protocol with respect to RFC 2543. This memo provides information for the Internet community.
RFC3086 - Definition of Differentiated Services Per Domain Behaviors and Rules for their Specification
This document defines and discusses Per-Domain Behaviors in detail and lays out the format and required content for contributions to the Diffserv WG on PDBs and the procedure that will be applied for individual PDB specifications to advance as WG products. This format is specified to expedite working group review of PDB submissions. This memo provides information for the Internet community.
RFC3085 - URN Namespace for NewsML Resources
This document describes a URN (Uniform Resource Name) namespace for identifying NewsML NewsItems. This memo provides information for the Internet community.
RFC3084 - COPS Usage for Policy Provisioning (COPS-PR)
This document describes the use of the Common Open Policy Service (COPS) protocol for support of policy provisioning (COPS-PR). [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC3083 - Baseline Privacy Interface Management Information Base for DOCSIS Compliant Cable Modems and Cable Modem Termination Systems
This memo defines a portion of the Management Information Base (MIB) for use with network management protocols in the Internet community. In particular, it defines a basic set of managed objects for SNMP-based (Simple Network Management Protocol) management of the Baseline Privacy Interface (BPI), which provides data privacy for DOCSIS 1.0 (Data-Over- Cable Service Interface Specifications) compliant Cable Modems and Cable Modem Termination Systems. This MIB is defined as an extension to the DOCSIS Radio Frequency Interface MIB, RFC 2670. This memo provides information for the Internet community.
RFC3082 - Notification and Subscription for SLP
The Service Location Protocol (SLP) provides mechanisms whereby service agent clients can advertise and user agent clients can query for services. The design is very much demand-driven, so that user agents only obtain service information when they specifically ask for it. There exists another class of user agent applications, however, that requires notification when a new service appears or disappears. In the RFC 2608 design, these applications are forced to poll the network to catch changes. In this document, we describe a protocol for allowing such clients to be notified when a change occurs, removing the need for polling. This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet community.
RFC3081 - Mapping the BEEP Core onto TCP
This memo describes how a BEEP (Blocks Extensible Exchange Protocol) session is mapped onto a single TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) connection. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC3080 - The Blocks Extensible Exchange Protocol Core
This memo describes a generic application protocol kernel for connection-oriented, asynchronous interactions called the BEEP (Blocks Extensible Exchange Protocol) core. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC3079 - Deriving Keys for use with Microsoft Point-to-Point Encryption (MPPE)
This document describes the method used to derive initial MPPE session keys from a variety of credential types. It is expected that this memo will be updated whenever Microsoft defines a new key derivation method for MPPE, since its primary purpose is to provide an open, easily accessible reference for third-parties wishing to interoperate with Microsoft products. This memo provides information for the Internet community.
RFC3078 - Microsoft Point-To-Point Encryption (MPPE) Protocol
This document describes the use of the Microsoft Point to Point Encryption (MPPE) to enhance the confidentiality of PPP-encapsulated packets. This memo provides information for the Internet community.
RFC3077 - A Link-Layer Tunneling Mechanism for Unidirectional Links
This document describes a mechanism to emulate full bidirectional connectivity between all nodes that are directly connected by a unidirectional link. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC3076 - Canonical XML Version 1.0
This specification describes a method for generating a physical representation, the canonical form, of an XML document that accounts for the permissible changes. This memo provides information for the Internet community.
RFC3075 - XML-Signature Syntax and Processing
This document specifies XML (Extensible Markup Language) digital signature processing rules and syntax. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC3074 - DHC Load Balancing Algorithm
This document proposes a method of algorithmic load balancing. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC3073 - Portable Font Resource (PFR) - application/font-tdpfr MIME Sub-type Registration
This document describes the registration of the Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) sub-type application/font-tdpfr. The encoding is defined by the PFR Specification. This memo provides information for the Internet community.
RFC3072 - Structured Data Exchange Format (SDXF)
This specification describes an all-purpose interchange format for use as a file format or for net-working. This memo provides information for the Internet community.
RFC3071 - Reflections on the DNS, RFC 1591, and Categories of Domains
This document is being published primarily for historical context and comparative purposes, essentially to document some thoughts about how 1591 might have been interpreted and adjusted by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) and ICANN to better reflect today's world while retaining characteristics and policies that have proven to be effective in supporting Internet growth and stability. This memo provides information for the Internet community.
RFC3070 - Layer Two Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) over Frame Relay
This document describes how L2TP is implemented over Frame Relay Permanent Virtual Circuits (PVCs) and Switched Virtual Circuits (SVCs). [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC3069 - VLAN Aggregation for Efficient IP Address Allocation
This document introduces the concept of Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) aggregation as it relates to IPv4 address allocation. This memo provides information for the Internet community.
RFC3068 - An Anycast Prefix for 6to4 Relay Routers
This memo introduces a "6to4 anycast address" in order to simplify the configuration of 6to4 routers. It also defines how this address will be used by 6to4 relay routers, how the corresponding "6to4 anycast prefix" will be advertised in the IGP and in the EGP. The memo documents the reservation by IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority) of the "6to4 relay anycast prefix." [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC3067 - TERENA'S Incident Object Description and Exchange Format Requirements
The purpose of the Incident Object Description and Exchange Format is to define a common data format for the description, archiving and exchange of information about incidents between CSIRTs (Computer Security Incident Response Teams) (including alert, incident in investigation, archiving, statistics, reporting, etc.). This document describes the high-level requirements for such a description and exchange format, including the reasons for those requirements. This memo provides information for the Internet community.
RFC3066 - Tags for the Identification of Languages
This document describes a language tag for use in cases where it is desired to indicate the language used in an information object, how to register values for use in this language tag, and a construct for matching such language tags. This document specifies an Internet Best Current Practices for the Internet Community, and requests discussion and suggestions for improvements.
RFC3065 - Autonomous System Confederations for BGP
This document describes an extension to BGP which may be used to create a confederation of autonomous systems that is represented as a single autonomous system to BGP peers external to the confederation, thereby removing the "full mesh" requirement. The intention of this extension is to aid in policy administration and reduce the management complexity of maintaining a large autonomous system. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC3064 - MGCP CAS Packages
This document contains a collection of media gateway Channel Associated Signaling (CAS) packages for R1 CAS, North American CAS, CAS PBX interconnect as well as basic FXO support. This memo provides information for the Internet community.
RFC3063 - MPLS Loop Prevention Mechanism
This paper presents a simple mechanism, based on "threads", which can be used to prevent Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) from setting up label switched path (LSPs) which have loops. This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet community.
RFC3062 - LDAP Password Modify Extended Operation
This document describes an LDAP extended operation to allow modification of user passwords which is not dependent upon the form of the authentication identity nor the password storage mechanism used. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC3061 - A URN Namespace of Object Identifiers
This document describes a Uniform Resource Name (URN) namespace that contains Object Identifiers (OIDs). This memo provides information for the Internet community.
RFC3060 - Policy Core Information Model -- Version 1 Specification
This document presents the object-oriented information model for representing policy information developed jointly in the IETF Policy Framework WG and as extensions to the Common Information Model (CIM) activity in the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF). [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC3059 - Attribute List Extension for the Service Location Protocol
This document specifies a SLPv2 extension which allows a User Agent (UA) to request a service's attributes be included as an extension to Service Reply messages. This will eliminate the need for multiple round trip messages for a UA to acquire all service information. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC3058 - Use of the IDEA Encryption Algorithm in CMS
This memo specifies how to incorporate International Data Encryption Algorithm (IDEA) into CMS or S/MIME as an additional strong algorithm for symmetric encryption. This memo provides information for the Internet community.
RFC3057 - ISDN Q.921-User Adaptation Layer
This document defines a protocol for backhauling of ISDN Q.921 User messages over IP using the Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP). This protocol would be used between a Signaling Gateway (SG) and Media Gateway Controller (MGC). [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC3056 - Connection of IPv6 Domains via IPv4 Clouds
This memo specifies an optional interim mechanism for IPv6 sites to communicate with each other over the IPv4 network without explicit tunnel setup, and for them to communicate with native IPv6 domains via relay routers. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC3055 - Management Information Base for the PINT Services Architecture
This memo describes a proposed Management Information Base (MIB) for the PSTN/Internet Interworking (PINT) Services Architecture. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC3054 - Megaco IP Phone Media Gateway Application Profile
This document specifies a particular application of the Megaco/H.248 Protocol for control of Internet telephones and similar appliances: the Megaco IP Phone Media Gateway. This memo provides information for the Internet community.
RFC3053 - IPv6 Tunnel Broker
The motivation for the development of the tunnel broker model is to help early IPv6 adopters to hook up to an existing IPv6 network (e.g., the 6bone) and to get stable, permanent IPv6 addresses and DNS names. The concept of the tunnel broker was first presented at Orlando's IETF in December 1998. Two implementations were demonstrated during the Grenoble IPng & NGtrans interim meeting in February 1999. This memo provides information for the Internet community.
RFC3052 - Service Management Architectures Issues and Review
The purpose of this document is to explore the problems of defining a Service management framework and to examine some of the issues that still need to be resolved. This memo provides information for the Internet community.
RFC3051 - IP Payload Compression Using ITU-T V.44 Packet Method
This document describes a compression method based on the data compression algorithm described in International Telecommunication Union (ITU-T) Recommendation V.44. This document defines the application of V.44 Packet Method to the Internet Protocol (IP) Payload Compression Protocol (RFC 2393). This memo provides information for the Internet community.
RFC3050 - Common Gateway Interface for SIP
This document defines a SIP CGI interface for providing SIP services on a SIP server. This memo provides information for the Internet community.