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I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-ips-isns-21.txt



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	Title		: Internet Storage Name Service (iSNS)
	Author(s)	: J. Tseng, K. Gibbons, et. al.
	Filename	: draft-ietf-ips-isns-21.txt
	Pages		: 112
	Date		: 2003-10-14
	
This document specifies the Internet Storage Name Service (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 devices (using iFCP 
gateways) 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 
(using iFCP gateways), or any combination thereof.

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