An Autonomic Control Plane

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Authors Michael Behringer  , Steinthor Bjarnason  , Balaji BL  , Toerless Eckert 
Last updated 2015-06-30
Replaces draft-behringer-autonomic-control-plane
Replaced by RFC 8994
Stream (None)
Intended RFC status (None)
Expired & archived
pdf htmlized bibtex
Stream Stream state (No stream defined)
Consensus Boilerplate Unknown
RFC Editor Note (None)
IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-ietf-anima-autonomic-control-plane
Telechat date
Responsible AD (None)
Send notices to (None)

This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft can be found at


Autonomic functions need a control plane to communicate, which depends on some addressing and routing. This Autonomic Control Plane should ideally be self-managing, and as independent as possible of configuration. One application is a "virtual out of band channel" for communications over a network that is not configured or mis- configured. This document describes requirements and implementation options for an "Autonomic Control Plane".


Michael Behringer (
Steinthor Bjarnason (
Balaji BL (
Toerless Eckert (

(Note: The e-mail addresses provided for the authors of this Internet-Draft may no longer be valid.)