SCTP-Based Transport Mapping Layer (TML) for the Forwarding and Control Element Separation (ForCES) Protocol
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: IETF-Announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <email@example.com>, RFC Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org>, forces mailing list <email@example.com>, forces chair <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Protocol Action: 'SCTP based TML (Transport Mapping Layer) for ForCES protocol' to Proposed Standard The IESG has approved the following document: - 'SCTP based TML (Transport Mapping Layer) for ForCES protocol ' <draft-ietf-forces-sctptml-08.txt> as a Proposed Standard This document is the product of the Forwarding and Control Element Separation Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Ross Callon and Adrian Farrel. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-forces-sctptml-08.txt
Technical Summary This document defines the SCTP based TML (Transport Mapping Layer) for the ForCES protocol. It explains the rationale for choosing the SCTP (Stream Control Transmission Protocol) [RFC4960] and also describes how this TML addresses all the requirements described in [RFC3654] and the ForCES protocol draft <draft-ietf-forces-protocol>. Working Group Summary There is strong working group consensus behind this document. It is an effort of several years work. Document Quality The document has been well reviewed. An interop in July 2009 between 3 different implementations by WG participant utilizing draft version 4 was successful. In addition, there are two different extensions to public domain traffic sniffers (ethereal and tcpdump) by 2 other WG participants. Personnel Joel Halpern is the Document Shepherd. Ross Callon is the responsible AD.