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Network Working Group                                     T. Nadeau, Ed.
Request for Comment: 4801                            Cisco Systems, Inc.
Category: Standards Track                                 A. Farrel, Ed.
                                                      Old Dog Consulting
                                                           February 2007


                Definitions of Textual Conventions for
      Generalized Multiprotocol Label Switching (GMPLS) Management

Status of This Memo

   This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the
   Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for
   improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet
   Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state
   and status of this protocol.  Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The IETF Trust (2007).

Abstract

   This document defines a Management Information Base (MIB) module that
   contains textual conventions (TCs) to represent commonly used
   Generalized Multiprotocol Label Switching (GMPLS) management
   information.  The intent is that these textual conventions will be
   imported and used in GMPLS-related MIB modules that would otherwise
   define their own representations.

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................2
   2. The Internet-Standard Management Framework ......................2
   3. GMPLS Textual Conventions MIB Definitions .......................3
   4. Security Considerations .........................................5
   5. IANA Considerations .............................................6
   6. References ......................................................6
      6.1. Normative References .......................................6
      6.2. Informative References .....................................7
   7. Acknowledgements ................................................7









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1.  Introduction

   This document defines a MIB module that contains textual conventions
   (TCs) for Generalized Multiprotocol Label Switching (GMPLS) networks.
   These textual conventions should be imported by MIB modules that
   manage GMPLS networks.

   This MIB module supplements the MIB module in [RFC3811] that defines
   textual conventions for Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
   management.  [RFC3811] may continue to be used without this MIB
   module in networks that support only MPLS.

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
   document are to be interpreted as described in BCP 14, RFC 2119
   [RFC2119].

   For an introduction to the concepts of GMPLS, see [RFC3945].

2.  The Internet-Standard Management Framework

   For a detailed overview of the documents that describe the current
   Internet-Standard Management Framework, please refer to section 7 of
   RFC 3410 [RFC3410].

   Managed objects are accessed via a virtual information store, termed
   the Management Information Base or MIB.  MIB objects are generally
   accessed through the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP).
   Objects in the MIB are defined using the mechanisms defined in the
   Structure of Management Information (SMI).  This memo specifies a MIB
   module that is compliant to the SMIv2, which is described in STD 58,
   RFC 2578 [RFC2578], STD 58, RFC 2579 [RFC2579] and STD 58, RFC 2580
   [RFC2580].


















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3.  GMPLS Textual Conventions MIB Definitions

   This MIB module makes reference to the following documents:
   [RFC2578], [RFC2579], [RFC3471], and [RFC3811].

   GMPLS-TC-STD-MIB DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN

   IMPORTS
     MODULE-IDENTITY
       FROM SNMPv2-SMI                                    -- RFC 2578
     TEXTUAL-CONVENTION
       FROM SNMPv2-TC                                     -- RFC 2579
     mplsStdMIB
       FROM MPLS-TC-STD-MIB                               -- RFC 3811
   ;

   gmplsTCStdMIB MODULE-IDENTITY
     LAST-UPDATED
       "200702280000Z" -- 28 February 2007 00:00:00 GMT
     ORGANIZATION
       "IETF Common Control and Measurement Plane (CCAMP) Working Group"
     CONTACT-INFO
       "       Thomas D. Nadeau
               Cisco Systems, Inc.
        Email: tnadeau@cisco.com

               Adrian Farrel
               Old Dog Consulting
        Email: adrian@olddog.co.uk

        Comments about this document should be emailed directly to the
        CCAMP working group mailing list at ccamp@ops.ietf.org"
     DESCRIPTION
       "Copyright (C) The IETF Trust (2007).  This version of
        this MIB module is part of RFC 4801; see the RFC itself for
        full legal notices.

        This MIB module defines TEXTUAL-CONVENTIONs for concepts used in
        Generalized Multiprotocol Label Switching (GMPLS) networks."
     REVISION
        "200702280000Z" -- 28 February 2007 00:00:00 GMT
     DESCRIPTION
       "Initial version published as part of RFC 4801."
   ::= { mplsStdMIB 12 }

   GmplsFreeformLabelTC ::= TEXTUAL-CONVENTION
     STATUS      current
     DESCRIPTION



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       "This TEXTUAL-CONVENTION can be used as the syntax of an object
        that contains any GMPLS Label.  Objects with this syntax can be
        used to represent labels that have label types that are not
        defined in any RFCs.  The freeform GMPLS Label may also be used
        by systems that do not wish to represent labels that have
        label types defined in RFCs using type-specific syntaxes."
     REFERENCE
       "1. Generalized Multi-Protocol Label Switching (GMPLS) Signaling
           Functional Description, RFC 3471, section 3.2."
     SYNTAX OCTET STRING (SIZE (0..64))

   GmplsLabelTypeTC ::= TEXTUAL-CONVENTION
     STATUS      current
     DESCRIPTION
       "Determines the interpretation that should be applied to an
        object that encodes a label.  The possible types are:

        gmplsMplsLabel(1)           - The label is an MPLS Packet, Cell,
                                      or Frame Label and is encoded as
                                      described for the TEXTUAL-
                                      CONVENTION MplsLabel defined in
                                      RFC 3811.

        gmplsPortWavelengthLabel(2) - The label is a Port or Wavelength
                                      Label as defined in RFC 3471.

        gmplsFreeformLabel(3)       - The label is any form of label
                                      encoded as an OCTET STRING using
                                      the TEXTUAL-CONVENTION
                                      GmplsFreeformLabel.

        gmplsSonetLabel(4)          - The label is a Synchronous Optical
                                      Network (SONET) Label as
                                      defined in RFC 4606.

        gmplsSdhLabel(5)            - The label is a Synchronous Digital
                                      Hierarchy (SDH) Label as defined
                                      in RFC 4606.

        gmplsWavebandLabel(6)       - The label is a Waveband Label as
                                      defined in RFC 3471."
     REFERENCE
       "1. Generalized Multi-Protocol Label Switching (GMPLS) Signaling
           Functional Description, RFC 3471, section 3.
        2. Definition of Textual Conventions and for Multiprotocol Label
           Switching (MPLS) Management, RFC 3811, section 3.
        3. Generalized Multi-Protocol Label Switching (GMPLS) Extensions
           for Synchronous Optical Network (SONET) and Synchronous



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           Digital Hierarchy (SDH) Control, RFC 4606."
      SYNTAX INTEGER {
        gmplsMplsLabel(1),
        gmplsPortWavelengthLabel(2),
        gmplsFreeformGeneralizedLabel(3),
        gmplsSonetLabel(4),
        gmplsSdhLabel(5),
        gmplsWavebandLabel(6)
      }

   GmplsSegmentDirectionTC ::= TEXTUAL-CONVENTION
     STATUS      current
     DESCRIPTION
       "The direction of data flow on an Label Switched Path (LSP)
        segment with respect to the head of the LSP.

        Where an LSP is signaled using a conventional signaling
        protocol, the 'head' of the LSP is the source of the signaling
        (also known as the ingress) and the 'tail' is the destination
        (also known as the egress).  For unidirectional LSPs, this
        usually matches the direction of flow of data.

        For manually configured unidirectional LSPs, the direction of
        the LSP segment matches the direction of flow of data.  For
        manually configured bidirectional LSPs, an arbitrary decision
        must be made about which LER is the 'head'."
     SYNTAX  INTEGER {
       forward(1),   -- data flows from head-end of LSP toward tail-end
       reverse(2)    -- data flows from tail-end of LSP toward head-end
     }

   END

4.  Security Considerations

   This module does not define any management objects.  Instead, it
   defines a set of textual conventions which may be used by other GMPLS
   MIB modules to define management objects.

   Meaningful security considerations can only be written in the MIB
   modules that define management objects.  Therefore, this document has
   no impact on the security of the Internet.









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5.  IANA Considerations

   IANA has rooted MIB objects in this MIB module under the mplsStdMIB
   subtree by assigning an OID to gmplsTCStdMIB.

   IANA has made the following assignments in the "NETWORK MANAGEMENT
   PARAMETERS" registry located at http://www.iana.org/assignments/smi-
   numbers in table:

   ...mib-2.transmission.mplsStdMIB (1.3.6.1.2.1.10.166)

      Decimal  Name              References
      -------  -----             ----------
      12       GMPLS-TC-STD-MIB  [RFC4801]

   In the future, GMPLS-related standards-track MIB modules should be
   rooted under the mplsStdMIB (sic) subtree.  IANA has been requested
   to manage that namespace in the SMI Numbers registry [RFC3811].  New
   assignments can only be made via a Standards Action as specified in
   [RFC2434].

6.  References

6.1.  Normative References

   [RFC2119] Bradner, S., "Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate
             Requirement Levels", BCP 14, RFC 2119, March 1997.

   [RFC2434] Narten, T. and H. Alvestrand, "Guidelines for Writing an
             IANA Considerations Section in RFCs", BCP 26, RFC 2434,
             October 1998.

   [RFC2578] McCloghrie, K., Perkins, D., and J. Schoenwaelder,
             "Structure of Management Information Version 2 (SMIv2)",
             STD 58, RFC 2578, April 1999.

   [RFC2579] McCloghrie, K., Perkins, D., and J. Schoenwaelder, "Textual
             Conventions for SMIv2", STD 58, RFC 2579, April 1999.

   [RFC2580] McCloghrie, K., Perkins, D., and J. Schoenwaelder,
             "Conformance Statements for SMIv2", STD 58, RFC 2580, April
             1999.

   [RFC3471] Berger, L., "Generalized Multi-Protocol Label Switching
             (GMPLS) Signaling Functional Description", RFC 3471,
             January 2003.





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   [RFC3811] Nadeau, T. and J. Cucchiara, "Definitions of Textual
             Conventions (TCs) for Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
             Management", RFC 3811, June 2004.

   [RFC4606] Mannie, E. and D. Papadimitriou, "Generalized Multi-
             Protocol Label Switching (GMPLS) Extensions for Synchronous
             Optical Network (SONET) and Synchronous Digital Hierarchy
             (SDH) Control", RFC 4606, August 2006.

6.2.  Informative References

   [RFC3410] Case, J., Mundy, R., Partain, D., and B. Stewart,
             "Introduction and Applicability Statements for Internet-
             Standard Management Framework", RFC 3410, December 2002.

   [RFC3945] Mannie, E., "Generalized Multi-Protocol Label Switching
             (GMPLS) Architecture", RFC 3945, October 2004.

7.  Acknowledgements

   This document is a product of the CCAMP Working Group.

   Special thanks to Joan Cucchiara for her help with compilation issues
   and her very thorough MIB Doctor review.  Thanks also to Lars Eggert,
   David Harrington, Harrie Hazewinkel, Dan Romascanu, and Bert Wijnen
   for their review comments.

























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Contact Information

   Thomas D. Nadeau
   Cisco Systems, Inc.
   1414 Massachusetts Ave.
   Boxborough, MA 01719

   EMail: tnadeau@cisco.com


   Adrian Farrel
   Old Dog Consulting

   Phone: +44 1978 860944
   EMail: adrian@olddog.co.uk


   Cheenu Srinivasan
   Bloomberg L.P.
   731 Lexington Ave.
   New York, NY 10022

   Phone: +1-212-617-3682
   EMail: cheenu@bloomberg.net


   Tim Hall
   Data Connection Ltd.
   100 Church Street
   Enfield, Middlesex
   EN2 6BQ, UK

   Phone: +44 20 8366 1177
   EMail: tim.hall@dataconnection.com


   Ed Harrison
   Data Connection Ltd.
   100 Church Street
   Enfield, Middlesex
   EN2 6BQ, UK

   Phone: +44 20 8366 1177
   EMail: ed.harrison@dataconnection.com







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