Policy Framework

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (policy WG)
Authors John Strassner  , Walter Weiss  , Mark Stevens  , Hugh Mahon  , Robert Moore 
Last updated 1999-09-14
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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This document articulates the requirements and basic framework of a policy-based management system for IP networks. It focuses on the storage and retrieval of Policy Rules from a repository, for use in the management and operation of IP networks. This framework document describes functional components and operational characteristics of a system that is intended to be device and vendor independent, interoperable and scalable. There are three basic sections of this draft, addressing: o the motivation for policy-based management that briefly describes the requirements for implementing policy in IP networks; o a reference model that defines a first-level functional decomposition of such a framework, and captures the key concepts in defining policy tools, Policy Rules, the use of a repository and schema, and the mechanisms underlying the definition, storage and retrieval of policies; and o a description of each of the functional components, as well as a narrative about how a policy system can implement prescribed policies.


John Strassner (john.strassner@intelliden.com)
Walter Weiss (wweiss@ellacoya.com)
Mark Stevens (mlstevens@rcn.com)
Hugh Mahon (hugh_mahon@hp.com)
Robert Moore (remoore@us.ibm.com)

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