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Proposed standard for the transmission of IP datagrams over FDDI Networks (RFC1103)

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Original Publication Date: 1989-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 8 page(s) / 18K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

D. Katz: AUTHOR

Abstract

The goal of this specification is to allow compatible and interoperable implementations for transmitting IP datagrams and ARP requests and replies.

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Network Working Group D. Katz

Request for Comments: 1103 Merit/NSFNET

June 1989

A Proposed Standard for the Transmission of

IP Datagrams over FDDI Networks

Status of this Memo

This RFC specifies a method of encapsulating the Internet Protocol

(IP) [1] datagrams and Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) [2] requests

and replies on Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI) Networks.

This RFC specifies a proposed protocol standard for the Internet

community. Comments are welcome. Distribution of this memo is

unlimited.

Acknowledgment

This memo draws heavily in both concept and text from RFC 1042 [3],

written by Jon Postel and Joyce K. Reynolds of USC/Information

Sciences Institute.

Conventions

The following language conventions are used in the items of

specification in this document:

"Must" or "Mandatory"--the item is an absolute requirement of the

specification.

"Should" or "Recommended"--the item should generally be followed

for all but exceptional circumstances.

"May" or "Optional"--the item is truly optional and may be

followed or ignored according to the needs of the implementor.

Introduction

The goal of this specification is to allow compatible and

interoperable implementations for transmitting IP datagrams and ARP

requests and replies.

The Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI) specifications define a

family of standards for Local Area Networks (LANs) that provides the

Physical Layer and Media Access Control Sublayer of the Data Link

Layer as defined by the ISO Open System Interconnection Reference

Model (ISO/OSI). Documents are in various stages of progression

toward International Standardization for Media Access Control (MAC)

[4], Physical Layer Protocol (PHY) [5], Physical Layer Medium

Dependent (PMD) [6], and Station Management (SMT) [7]. The family of

FDDI standards corresponds to the IEEE 802 MAC layer standards [8, 9,

10].

The remainder of the Data Link Service is provided by the IEEE 802.2

Logical Link Control (LLC) service [11]. The resulting stack of

services appears as follows:

+-------------+

| IP/ARP |

+-------------+

| 802.2 LLC |

+-------------+

| FDDI MAC |

+-------------+

| FDDI PHY |

+-------------+

| FDDI PMD |

+-------------+

This memo describes the use of IP and ARP in this environment. At

this time, it is not necessary that the use of IP and ARP be

consistent between FDDI and IEEE 802 networks, but it is the intent

of this memo not to preclude Data Link Layer interoperability at such

time as the standards define it.

Packet Format

IP datagrams and ARP requests and replies sent on FDDI networks must

be encapsulated within the 802.2 LLC and S...