RFC 8994

An Autonomic Control Plane (ACP), May 2021

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T. Eckert, Ed.
M. Behringer, Ed.
S. Bjarnason
anima (ops)

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC8994

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Autonomic functions need a control plane to communicate, which depends on some addressing and routing. This Autonomic Control Plane should ideally be self-managing and be as independent as possible of configuration. This document defines such a plane and calls it the "Autonomic Control Plane", with the primary use as a control plane for autonomic functions. It also serves as a "virtual out-of-band channel" for Operations, Administration, and Management (OAM) communications over a network that provides automatically configured, hop-by-hop authenticated and encrypted communications via automatically configured IPv6 even when the network is not configured or is misconfigured.

For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 8729.