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The PPP Internet Protocol Control Protocol (IPCP) (RFC1332)

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Original Publication Date: 1992-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 8 page(s) / 16K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

G. McGregor: AUTHOR

Abstract

The Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) [1] provides a standard method of encapsulating Network Layer protocol information over point-to-point links. PPP also defines an extensible Link Control Protocol, and proposes a family of Network Control Protocols (NCPs) for establishing and configuring different network-layer protocols.

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Network Working Group G. McGregor

Request for Comments: 1332 Merit

Obsoletes: RFC 1172 May 1992

The PPP Internet Protocol Control Protocol (IPCP)

Status of this Memo

This RFC specifies an IAB standards track protocol 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.

Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Abstract

The Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) [1] provides a standard method of

encapsulating Network Layer protocol information over point-to-point

links. PPP also defines an extensible Link Control Protocol, and

proposes a family of Network Control Protocols (NCPs) for

establishing and configuring different network-layer protocols.

This document defines the NCP for establishing and configuring the

Internet Protocol [2] over PPP, and a method to negotiate and use Van

Jacobson TCP/IP header compression [3] with PPP.

This RFC is a product of the Point-to-Point Protocol Working Group of

the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).

McGregor [Page i]

RFC 1332 PPP IPCP May 1992

Table of Contents

1. Introduction .......................................... 1

2. A PPP Network Control Protocol (NCP) for IP ........... 2

2.1 Sending IP Datagrams ............................ 2

3. IPCP Configuration Options ............................ 4

3.1 IP-Addresses .................................... 5

3.2 IP-Compression-Protocol ......................... 6

3.3 IP-Address ...................................... 8

4. Van Jacobson TCP/IP header compression ................ 9

4.1 Configuration Option Format ..................... 9

APPENDICES ................................................... 11

A. IPCP Recommended Options .............................. 11

SECURITY CONSIDERATIONS ...................................... 11

REFERENCES ................................................... 11

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ............................................. 11

CHAIR'S ADDRESS .............................................. 12

AUTHOR'S ADDRESS ............................................. 12

McGregor [Page ii]

RFC 1332 PPP IPCP May 1992

1. Introduction

PPP has three main components:

1. A method for encapsulating datagrams over serial links.

2. A Link Control Protocol (LCP) for establishing, configuring,

and testing the data-link connection.

3. A family of Network Control Protoco...