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Appletalk Update-Based Routing Protocol: Enhanced Appletalk Routing (RFC1504)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002333D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

A. Oppenheimer: AUTHOR

Abstract

This memo is being distributed to members of the Internet community to fully document an Apple protocol that may be running over the Internet. While the issues discussed may not be directly relevant to the research problems of the Internet, they may be interesting to a number of researchers and implementers.

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Network Working Group A. Oppenheimer

Request for Comments: 1504 Apple Computer

August 1993

Appletalk Update-Based Routing Protocol:

Enhanced Appletalk Routing

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.

Introduction

This memo is being distributed to members of the Internet community

to fully document an Apple protocol that may be running over the

Internet. While the issues discussed may not be directly relevant to

the research problems of the Internet, they may be interesting to a

number of researchers and implementers.

About This Document

This document provides detailed information about the AppleTalk

Update-based Routing Protocol (AURP) and wide area routing. AURP

provides wide area routing enhancements to the AppleTalk routing

protocols and is fully compatible with AppleTalk Phase 2. The

organization of this document has as its basis the three major

components of AURP:

AppleTalk tunneling, which allows AppleTalk data to pass through

foreign networks and over point-to-point links

the propagation of AppleTalk routing information between internet

routers connected through foreign networks or over point-to-point

links

the presentation of AppleTalk network information by an internet

router to nodes and other Phase 2-compatible routers on its local

internet

What This Document Contains

The chapters of this document contain the following information:

Chapter 1, "Introduction to the AppleTalk Update-Based Routing

Protocol," introduces the three major components of AURP and the

key wide area routing enhancements that AURP provides to the

AppleTalk routing protocols.

Chapter 2, "Wide Area AppleTalk Connectivity," provides

information about AppleTalk tunneling through IP internets and over

point-to-point links.

Chapter 3, "Propagating Routing Information With the AppleTalk

Update-Based Routing Protocol," describes the essential elements of

AURP, including the architectural model for update-based routing.

This chapter provides detailed information about the methods that

AURP uses to propagate routing information between internet routers

connected through tunnels.

Chapter 4, "Representing Wide Area Network Information," describes

optional features of AURP-some of which can also be imple...