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IP and ARP on HIPPI (RFC1374)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002198D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 35 page(s) / 94K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

J. Renwick: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The ANSI X3T9.3 committee has drafted a proposal for the encapsulation of IEEE 802.2 LLC PDUs and, by implication, IP on HIPPI. Another X3T9.3 draft describes the operation of HIPPI physical switches. X3T9.3 chose to leave HIPPI networking issues largely outside the scope of their standards; this document discusses methods of using of ANSI standard HIPPI hardware and protocols in the context of the Internet, including the use of HIPPI switches as LANs and interoperation with other networks.

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Network Working Group J. Renwick

Request for Comments: 1374 A. Nicholson

Cray Research, Inc.

October 1992

IP and ARP on HIPPI

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 ANSI X3T9.3 committee has drafted a proposal for the

encapsulation of IEEE 802.2 LLC PDUs and, by implication, IP on

HIPPI. Another X3T9.3 draft describes the operation of HIPPI

physical switches. X3T9.3 chose to leave HIPPI networking issues

largely outside the scope of their standards; this document discusses

methods of using of ANSI standard HIPPI hardware and protocols in the

context of the Internet, including the use of HIPPI switches as LANs

and interoperation with other networks.

Table of Contents

Introduction 2

Scope 2

Definitions 3

Equipment 4

Protocol 6

Packet Format 6

48 bit Universal LAN MAC addresses 10

I-Field Format 11

Rules For Connections 13

MTU 15

Camp-on 16

Address Resolution 16

ARP and RARP Message Format 17

ARP Procedure 21

ARP Implementation Methods 22

ARP Example 23

Discovery of One's Own Switch Address 25

Path MTU Discovery 27

Channel Data Rate Discovery 27

Performance 29

Sharing the Switch 31

Appendix A -- HIPPI Basics 31

Appendix B -- How to Build a Practical HIPPI LAN 37

References 41

Security Considerations 42

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