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I-D ACTION:draft-kzhang-crane-protocol-03.txt



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	Title		: XACCT's Common Reliable Accounting for Network Element
                          (CRANE)
	Author(s)	: K. Zhang, E. Elkin
	Filename	: draft-kzhang-crane-protocol-03.txt
	Pages		: 47
	Date		: 09-May-02
	
This document defines the 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 BSS/OSS.  The 
protocol is developed to address the critical needs for exporting 
high volume of accounting data from NEs 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.

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