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I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-ips-isns-14.txt



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	Title		: Internet Storage Name Service (iSNS)
	Author(s)	: J. Tseng, K. Gibbons et al.
	Filename	: draft-ietf-ips-isns-14.txt
	Pages		: 93
	Date		: 2002-10-30
	
This document specifies the iSNS protocol, which is used for
interaction between iSNS servers and iSNS clients in order to
facilitate automated discovery, management, and configuration of
iSCSI and Fibre Channel (FCP) devices on a TCP/IP network.  iSNS
provides intelligent storage discovery and management services
comparable to those found in Fibre Channel networks, allowing a
commodity IP network to function in a similar capacity as a storage
area network.  iSNS also facilitates a seamless integration of IP
and Fibre Channel networks, due to its ability to emulate Fibre
Channel fabric services, and manage both iSCSI and Fibre Channel
devices.  iSNS thereby provides value in any storage network
comprised of iSCSI devices, Fibre Channel devices, or any
combination thereof.

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