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Proposed Standard for the Transmission of IP Datagrams over FDDI Networks (RFC1188)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002001D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 9 page(s) / 20K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

D. Katz: AUTHOR

Abstract

This document specifies a method for the use of IP and ARP on FDDI networks. The encapsulation method used is described, as well as various media-specific issues.

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Network Working Group D. Katz

Request for Comments: 1188 Merit/NSFNET

Obsoletes: RFC 1103 October 1990

A Proposed Standard for the Transmission of

IP Datagrams over FDDI Networks

Status of this Memo

This memo defines a method of encapsulating the Internet Protocol

(IP) datagrams and Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) requests and

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

RFC specifies a protocol on the IAB Standards Track for the Internet

community, and requests discussion and suggestions for improvements.

Please refer to the current edition of the "IAB Official Protocol

Standards" for the standardization state and status of this protocol.

This proposal is the product of the IP over FDDI Working Group of the

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). Comments on this memo should

be submitted to the IETF IP over FDDI Working Group Chair.

Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Abstract

This document specifies a method for the use of IP and ARP on FDDI

networks. The encapsulation method used is described, as well as

various media-specific issues.

Acknowledgments

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. The author would also like to acknowledge the

contributions of the IP Over FDDI Working Group of the IETF, members

of ANSI ASC X3T9.5, and others in the FDDI community.

Conventions

The following language conventions are used in the items of

specification in this document:

"Must," "Shall," 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 [1] and

ARP requests and replies [2].

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

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