Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI) Protocol (Consolidated)
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: RFC Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org>, storm mailing list <email@example.com>, storm chair <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Protocol Action: 'iSCSI Protocol (Consolidated)' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-storm-iscsi-cons-10.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'iSCSI Protocol (Consolidated)' (draft-ietf-storm-iscsi-cons-10.txt) as Proposed Standard This document is the product of the STORage Maintenance Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Martin Stiemerling and Spencer Dawkins. A URL of this Internet Draft is: http://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-storm-iscsi-cons/
Technical Summary This document describes a transport protocol for SCSI that works on top of TCP. The iSCSI protocol aims to be fully compliant with the standardized SCSI Architecture Model (SAM-2). RFC 3720 defined the original iSCSI protocol. RFC 3721 discusses iSCSI Naming examples and discovery techniques. Subsequently, RFC 3980 added an additional naming format to iSCSI protocol. RFC 4850 followed up by adding a new public extension key to iSCSI. RFC 5048 offered a number of clarifications and a few improvements and corrections to the original iSCSI protocol. This document obsoletes RFCs 3720, 3980, 4850 and 5048 by consolidating them into a single document and making additional updates to the consolidated specification. This document also updates RFC 3721 and RFC 3723. The text in this document thus supersedes the text in all the noted RFCs wherever there is a difference in semantics. Working Group Summary There was very little dissent in the WG over the functionality in this document. Significant WG discussion was devoted to correctly specifying SCSI-related identifiers used by this draft. Rob Elliott and Ralph Weber (key members of the T10 SCSI standards organization) provided significant assistance in working through the identifier issues. Document Quality iSCSI implementers from Dell, EMC, Microsoft, NetApp, RedHat and VMware have reviewed this document for quality and consistency with existing implementations. The reviews indicate that the changes are clearly specified, and are not expected to be significantly disruptive to add to existing implementations. Personnel David L. Black (email@example.com) is the Document Shepherd Martin Stiemerling (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the responsible AD.