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Novell IPX over Various WAN Media (IPXWAN) (RFC1362)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002186D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 10 page(s) / 28K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

M. Allen: AUTHOR

Abstract

This document describes how Novell IPX operates over various WAN media. Specifically, it describes the common "IPX WAN" protocol Novell uses to exchange necessary router to router information prior to exchanging standard IPX routing information and traffic over WAN datalinks.

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Network Working Group M. Allen

Request for Comments: 1362 Novell, Inc.

September 1992

Novell IPX Over Various WAN Media (IPXWAN)

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does

not specify an Internet standard. Distribution of this memo is

unlimited.

Abstract

This document describes how Novell IPX operates over various WAN

media. Specifically, it describes the common "IPX WAN" protocol

Novell uses to exchange necessary router to router information prior

to exchanging standard IPX routing information and traffic over WAN

datalinks.

Table of Contents

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

1.1. Operation Over PPP .......................................... 2

1.2. Operation Over X.25 Switched Virtual Circuits ............... 2

1.3. Operation Over X.25 Permanent Virtual Circuits .............. 2

1.4. Operation Over Frame Relay .................................. 3

1.5. Operation Over Other WAN Media .............................. 3

2. Glossary Of Terms ............................................ 3

3. IPX WAN Protocol Description ................................. 4

4. Information Exchange Packet Formats .......................... 5

4.1. Timer Request Packet ........................................ 6

4.2. Timer Response Packet ....................................... 8

4.3. Information Request Packet .................................. 10

4.4. Information Response Packet ................................. 12

5. References ................................................... 12

6. Security Considerations ...................................... 13

7. Author's Address.............................................. 13

1. Introduction

This document describes how Novell IPX operates over various WAN

media. It is strongly motivated by a desire for IPX to treat ALL wide

area links in the same manner. Sections 3 and 4 describe this common

"IPX WAN" protocol.

IPX WAN protocol operation begins immediately after link

establishment. While IPX is a connectionless datagram protocol, WANs

are often connection-oriented. Different WANs have different methods

of link establishment. The subsections of section 1 of this document

describe what link establishment means to IPX for different media.

They also describe other WAN-media-dependent aspects of IPX

operation, such as protocol identification, frame encapsulation, and

link tear down.

1.1 Op...