An Acceptable Use Policy for New ICMP Types and Codes
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: IETF-Announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: RFC Editor <email@example.com> Subject: Protocol Action: 'An Acceptable Use Policy for New ICMP Types and Codes' to Best Current Practice (draft-shore-icmp-aup-12.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'An Acceptable Use Policy for New ICMP Types and Codes' (draft-shore-icmp-aup-12.txt) as Best Current Practice This document has been reviewed in the IETF but is not the product of an IETF Working Group. The IESG contact person is Benoit Claise. A URL of this Internet Draft is: http://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-shore-icmp-aup/
Technical Summary In this document we provide a basic description of ICMP's role in the IP stack and some guidelines for future use. This document is motivated by concerns about lack of clarity concerning when to add new Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) types and/or codes. These concerns have highlighted a need to describe policies for when adding new features to ICMP is desirable and when it is not. Working Group Summary This document is not the product of any WG. It is AD sponsored. However, it has been reviewed by the OPSAREA, INTAREA, and 6MAN WGs Document Quality This is a very short document that offers very succinct guidance regarding appropriate uses of ICMP. Personnel Ron Bonica is document shepherd. Benoit Claise is sponsoring AD.