Standards development within the Information Technology sector is harmonized with international standards development. Through the CSA Technical Committee on Information Technology (TCIT), Canadians serve as the Canadian Advisory Committee (CAC) on ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 on Information Technology (ISO/IEC JTC1) for the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), the ISO member body for Canada and sponsor of the Canadian National Committee of the IEC. Also, as a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Canada participates in the International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee (ITU-T).
FC-GS-4 describes in detail the basic Fibre Channel services introduced in FC-FS.
The Fibre Channel services described in this document are - Directory Service, - Management Service and - Alias Service.
In addition to the aforementioned Fibre Channel services, the Common Transport (CT) protocol is described. The Common Transport service provides a common FC-4 for use by the Fibre Channel services.