Application for IANA ifType

Please complete the following application to register an IANA ifType.

The IANA ifType-MIB was originally defined in RFC 1573 as a separate MIB module together with the IF-MIB. The IF-MIB has been updated and is currently specified in RFC 2863, but this latest IF-MIB RFC no longer contains the IANA ifType-MIB. Instead, the IANA ifType-MIB is now maintained as a separate module.

For further information regarding the use of IANA ifTypes please see the IF-MIB document, currently The Interfaces Group MIB (RFC 2863).

For information on guidelines and registration procedures, please see Guidelines and Registration Procedures for Interface Types and Tunnel Types (RFC 8892).

For the current IANA ifType registries please see the following:

A label for a named-number enumeration must consist of one or more letters or digits, up to a maximum of 64 characters, and the initial character must be a lower-case letter. (However, labels longer than 32 characters are not recommended.) Note that hyphens are not allowed. (RFC 2578, section 7.1.1)

The long name will appear in the registry's Description field.

Provide a description of the proposed use of the IANA ifType. You should include answers to the following questions:

  • How would IP run over your ifType ?
  • Would there be another interface sublayer between your ifType and IP?
  • Would your ifType be vendor-specific or proprietary? (If so, the label MUST start with a string that shows that. For example, if your company's name or acronym is xxx, then the ifType label would be something like xxxSomeifTypeLabel.)
  • Would your ifType require or allow vendor-specific extensions? If so, would the vendor use their own ifType in a sub-layer below the requested ifType, or a sub-type of the ifType, or some other mechanism?

Provide a reference, such as to the Internet-Draft, RFC or other specification that defines this tunnelType.

Optionally provide other relevant information you would like us to consider.

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