Future Port Allocation Requests
|From Contact||Martin Duke|
The IETF Chair
|Response Contact||Lars Eggert|
|Liaisons referred by this one||
Reply LS on port allocation for the W1 interface
Thank you for your correspondence about port allocation. In your latest message you write: “However, besides the assignment of transport protocol port(s) that could be requested by 3GPP for the deployment of specific service discovery mechanism(s), it is also the 3GPP understanding that this statement cannot prohibit 3GPP to request in the future a port assignment for a new service application for which none of the port assignment alternatives would be applicable.” Your understanding is correct. Our previous statements on this subject are intended to reduce port requests with a low chance of approval, but no party is ever prohibited from requesting a port assignment. An application justified by a particular use case, especially if that use case is deployed over the open Internet, should be registered with IANA and will be evaluated in accordance with IETF and IANA policy, just like any other request.