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XACCT's Common Reliable Accounting for Network Element (CRANE) Protocol Specification Version 1



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Network Working Group                                           K. Zhang
Request for Comments: 3423                                      E. Elkin
Category: Informational                               XACCT Technologies
                                                           November 2002


     XACCT's Common Reliable Accounting for Network Element (CRANE)
                   Protocol Specification Version 1.0

Status of this Memo

   This memo provides information for the Internet community.  It does
   not specify an Internet standard of any kind.  Distribution of this
   memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2002).  All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

   This document defines the Common Reliable Accounting for Network
   Element (CRANE) protocol that enables efficient and reliable delivery
   of any data, mainly accounting data from Network Elements to any
   systems, such as mediation systems and Business Support Systems
   (BSS)/ Operations Support Systems (OSS).  The protocol is developed
   to address the critical needs for exporting high volume of accounting
   data from NE's with efficient use of network, storage, and processing
   resources.

   This document specifies the architecture of the protocol and the
   message format, which MUST be supported by all CRANE protocol
   implementations.

Table of Contents

   1  Introduction...................................................2
      1.1  Specification of Requirements.............................3
      1.2  Terminology...............................................3
   2  Protocol Overview..............................................5
      2.1  CRANE Architecture........................................6
      2.2  CRANE over TCP............................................7
      2.3  Alternate servers.........................................7
      2.4  Templates.................................................9
      2.5  Template Transmission and Negotiation....................10
      2.6  Changing Templates.......................................11
      2.7  Flow Control.............................................12
      2.8  The CRANE Client Query Messages..........................13



Zhang & Elkin                Informational


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