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Explaining the role of GOSIP (RFC1169)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000001981D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 12 page(s) / 27K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

V.G. Cerf: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The Federal Networking Council (FNC), the Internet Activities Board (IAB), and the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) have a firm commitment to responsible integration of OSI based upon sound network planning. This implies that OSI will be added to the Internet without sacrificing services now available to existing Internet users, and that a multi-protocol environment will exist in the Internet for a prolonged period. Planning is underway within the Internet community to enable integration of OSI, coexistence of OSI with TCP/IP, and interoperability between OSI and TCP/IP.

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Network Working Group V. Cerf

Request for Comments: 1169 IAB

K. Mills

NIST

August 1990

Explaining the Role of GOSIP

1. Status of this Memo

This informational RFC represents the official view of the Internet

Activities Board (IAB), after coordination with the Federal

Networking Council (FNC). This RFC does not specify a standard.

Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Table of Contents

1. Status of this Memo........................................... 1

2. Abstract...................................................... 2

3. Introduction.................................................. 2

4. Acknowledgements.............................................. 3

5. GOSIP Background.............................................. 3

6. Understanding GOSIP........................................... 4

6.1. Applicability............................................... 4

6.1.1. Procurement Vs. Transition................................ 5

6.1.2. Small Network Add-on Vs. Major Upgrade.................... 5

6.1.3. OSI Incompleteness........................................ 5

6.2. Exclusivity................................................. 5

6.3. Implementation.............................................. 6

6.4. Waivers..................................................... 6

6.5. Enforcement................................................. 7

7. Role of the IETF in Support of OSI............................ 7

8. Role of the Internet Infrastructure Agencies in

Support of OSI................................................ 7

9. Role of the Internet Using Agencies in the

Application of OSI............................................ 7

10. Summary...................................................... 8

11. References................................................... 9

12. Appendix -- To Obtain GOSIP Documents........................ 9

12.1 GOSIP....................................................... 9

12.1.1 GOSIP Version 1........................................... 9

12.1.2 GOSIP Version 2........................................... 10

12.2 NIST Workshop for Implementors of OSI Documents............. 11

12.2.1 SIA, Version 1............................................ 11

12.2.2 SIA, Version 2............................................ 12

12.2.3 WIA (August, 1989)........................................ 13

12.3 GOSIP Users' Guide.......................................... 13

12.4 Addresses/Telephone Numbers................................. 14

13. Security Considerations...................................... 15

14. Authors' Addresses.......................