RFC 9316

Intent Classification, October 2022

File formats:

icon for HTML icon for text file icon for v3pdf icon for XML icon for inline errata
Also available: XML file for editing
C. Li
O. Havel
A. Olariu
P. Martinez-Julia
J. Nobre
D. Lopez

Cite this RFC: TXT  |  XML  |   BibTeX

DOI:  https://doi.org/10.17487/RFC9316

Discuss this RFC: Send questions or comments to the mailing list nmrg@irtf.org

Other actions: View Errata  |  Submit Errata  |  Find IPR Disclosures from the IETF  |  View History of RFC 9316


Intent is an abstract, high-level policy used to operate a network. An intent-based management system includes an interface for users to input requests and an engine to translate the intents into the network configuration and manage their life cycle.

This document mostly discusses the concept of network intents, but other types of intents are also considered. Specifically, this document highlights stakeholder perspectives of intent, methods to classify and encode intent, and the associated intent taxonomy; it also defines relevant intent terms where necessary, provides a foundation for intent-related research, and facilitates solution development.

This document is a product of the IRTF Network Management Research Group (NMRG).

For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 8729.

Advanced Search