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The PPP AppleTalk Control Protocol (ATCP) (RFC1378)

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Original Publication Date: 1992-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 13 page(s) / 26K

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B. Parker: 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 B. Parker

Request for Comments: 1378 Cayman Systems

November 1992

The PPP AppleTalk Control Protocol (ATCP)

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

AppleTalk Protocol [3] over PPP.

This memo is a joint effort of the AppleTalk-IP Working Group and the

Point-to-Point Protocol Working Group of the Internet Engineering

Task Force (IETF). Comments on this memo should be submitted to the

ietf-ppp@ucdavis.edu mailing list.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction .......................................... 2

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

2.1 Sending AppleTalk Datagrams ........................... 3

2.2 Half-Routers .......................................... 4

3. ATCP Configuration Options ............................ 4

3.1 AppleTalk-Address ..................................... 5

3.2 Routing-Protocol ...................................... 7

3.3 Suppress-Broadcasts ................................... 8

3.4 AT-Compression-Protocol ............................... 9

3.5 Server-information .................................... 10

3.6 Zone-Information ...................................... 12

3.7 Default-Router-Address ................................ 13

APPENDICES ................................................... 14

A. ATCP Recommended Options .............................. 14

REFERENCES ................................................... 15

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ............................................. 15

SECURITY CONSIDERATIONS ...................................... 16

CHAIR'S ADDRESS .............................................. 16

AUTHOR'S ADDRESS ............................................. 16

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 Protocols (NCPs) for establishing

and configuring different network-lay...