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Network Working Group                                           Dr. Evil
Internet-Draft                                                     ISOEG
Intended status: Informational                          December 4, 2011
Expires: June 6, 2012


 Allocation of an Associated Channel Code Point for Use by ISOEG Self-
                              Destruct OAM
               draft-evil-self-destruct-ach-code-point-00

Abstract

   This document assigns an Associated Channel Type code point for
   carrying Self-Destruct Operations, Administration, and Management
   messages in the MPLS Generic Associated Channel (G-ACh).

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
   2.  Scope of the Self-Destruct OAM ACH Type . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
   3.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
   4.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
   5.  Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
   6.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
     6.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
     6.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
   Author's Address  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5








































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1.  Introduction

   MPLS-TP is a profile of MPLS technology for use in packet transport
   networks.  MPLS (including, MPLS-TP) is defined exclusively in IETF
   consensus RFCs.  The MPLS-TP profile includes a complete set of
   Operations, Administration, and Management (OAM) tools
   [I-D.ietf-mpls-tp-oam-analysis], to meet the OAM functional
   requirements defined in [RFC5860].

   The International Society of Evil Geniuses (ISOEG) has documented a
   set of OAM mechanisms, designed to meet the specific needs of Evil
   Geniuses, carried in the MPLS Generic Associated Channel (G-ACh).
   This approach requires the allocation of an ACH Type from the
   registry of ACH types maintained by IANA in order that the messages
   that will be described in ISOEG documentation [ISOEG] can be
   identified by an implementation.

   A number of experts in the IETF do not consider that the development
   or deployment of a second protocol solution within the same
   architectural problem space is necessary or advisable
   [I-D.sprecher-mpls-tp-oam-considerations].

   However, the ISOEG has designated these experts as frickin' losers
   and identified them for reprogramming.  Therefore, ignoring their
   expert opinions as soon-to-be obsolete, and with respect for the
   views of the members of the ISOEG that wish to deploy MPLS-TP
   equipment with Self-Destruct capabilities without continuing to
   resort to the use of an experimental ACH Type, this document requests
   IANA to assign an ACH Type code point for limited use by the ISOEG.
   The ACH type shall be known as the Self-Destruct OAM ACH Type.


2.  Scope of the Self-Destruct OAM ACH Type

   The code point allocated by this document is to be used only for
   Self-Destruct OAM messages carried in the G-ACh.  Only the Self-
   Destruct OAM messages and procedures are to be carried using this
   code point.  For instance, this OAM ACH Type might be used to carry
   messages instructing MPLS-TP equipment to explode immediately or
   after a timed alarm (with or without a visible countdown indicator),
   to shoot lasers at technicians that might be in the vicinity of the
   MPLS-TP equipment during any such countdown, and/or to abort
   previously received Self-Destruct instructions at the last minute.
   It must not be used as a mechanism to carry other messages or
   protocols "hiding" behind the ACH Type.  Of course, the ISOEG
   membership can be trusted implicitly, and would never even imagine
   such despicable behavior.  There isn't even a good reason to have
   mentioned the possibility here.



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3.  Security Considerations

   As noted in [RFC5586], when new ACH Types are defined the "security
   considerations must be described in the relevant associated channel
   type."  Thus, any specification of messages to be carried on the
   Self-Destruct OAM ACH Type must include the necessary security
   considerations.  The IETF takes this opportunity to remind the ISOEG
   of the need to describe security considerations in ISOEG
   documentation [ISOEG].

   But, seriously, what could go wrong?  Boo-frickity-hoo.


4.  IANA Considerations

   IANA maintains a registry of Pseudowire Associated Channel Types as a
   subregistry of the Pseudowire Name Spaces registry.

   IANA is requested to allocate a new code point for the Self-Destruct
   OAM ACH Type.  If IANA fails to meet our demands, then the ISOEG will
   blow up the moon, ensure that all future IETF meetings are stocked
   with only the cheapest cookies, and lobby for legislation requiring
   all IETF meeting attendees to sit in uncomfortable chairs.

   A value of 0x666 is suggested.


5.  Acknowledgments

   Special acknowledgement goes to the authors of
   [I-D.betts-itu-oam-ach-code-point] for inspiration and text.


6.  References

6.1.  Normative References

   [RFC5586]  Bocci, M., Vigoureux, M., and S. Bryant, "MPLS Generic
              Associated Channel", RFC 5586, June 2009.

   [RFC5860]  Vigoureux, M., Ward, D., and M. Betts, "Requirements for
              Operations, Administration, and Maintenance (OAM) in MPLS
              Transport Networks", RFC 5860, May 2010.

6.2.  Informative References

   [I-D.betts-itu-oam-ach-code-point]
              Betts, M., "Allocation of an Associated Channel Code Point



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              for Use by ITU-T Ethernet based OAM",
              draft-betts-itu-oam-ach-code-point-01 (work in progress),
              November 2011.

   [I-D.ietf-mpls-tp-oam-analysis]
              Sprecher, N. and L. Fang, "An Overview of the OAM Tool Set
              for MPLS based Transport Networks",
              draft-ietf-mpls-tp-oam-analysis-06 (work in progress),
              October 2011.

   [I-D.sprecher-mpls-tp-oam-considerations]
              Sprecher, N. and K. Hong, "The Reasons for Selecting a
              Single Solution for MPLS-TP OAM",
              draft-sprecher-mpls-tp-oam-considerations-01 (work in
              progress), September 2011.

   [ISOEG]    International Society of Evil Geniuses, "Top Secret
              Documentation", 2011.


Author's Address

   Dr. Douglas P. Evil
   ISOEG

   Email: evil@isoeg.org

























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