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Application for IANA IfType

Please complete the following application to register an IANA IfType.

The IANA IfType-MIB was originally defined in RFC1573 as a separate MIB module together with the IF-MIB. The IF-MIB has been updated and is currently specified in RFC2863, 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

RFC 2863 - The Interfaces Group MIB

For the current IANA IfType registries please see the following:

Please note that you should include answers to the following questions in your explanation of the proposed use of the IANA IfType:

  • 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 should 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.)

  • Your Name:

  • Your Email Address:

  • Your Organization:



  1. Name of IANA IfType requested:
  2. Label for IANA IfType requested:

    [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. (Text from RFC 2578, section 7.1.1)]

  3. Description of the proposed use of the IANA IfType:

  4. Reference, Internet-Draft, or Specification (required - provide link):

  5. Additional information or comments:

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