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Advanced SNA/IP : A Simple SNA Transport Protocol (RFC1538)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002369D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-May-22
Document File: 11 page(s) / 21K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

W. Behl: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This RFC provides information for the Internet community about a method for establishing and maintaining SNA sessions over an IP 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 implementors. Any questions or comments relative to the contents of this RFC may be sent to the following Internet address: snaip@mcdata.com.

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Network Working Group                                            W. Behl
Request for Comments: 1538                            McDATA Corporation
Category: Informational                                      B. Sterling
                                                      McDATA Corporation
                                                               W. Teskey
                                                            I/O Concepts
                                                            October 1993


           Advanced SNA/IP : A Simple SNA Transport Protocol

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 RFC provides information for the Internet community about a
   method for establishing and maintaining SNA sessions over an IP
   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 implementors.  Any questions or comments
   relative to the contents of this RFC may be sent to the following
   Internet address: snaip@mcdata.com.

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction..................................................  2
   2. Motivation and Rationale......................................  2
   3. SNA/IP Protocol Specification.................................  3
   3.1 Glossary.....................................................  3
   3.2 Conventions and Assumptions..................................  3
   3.3 The Protocol.................................................  3
   3.3.1 Connection Establishment...................................  3
   3.3.2 Data Transfer..............................................  5
   3.3.3 Connection Termination and Loss............................  6
   3.3.4 Session Data Flow..........................................  7
   3.3.5 State Transition Table for the Initiating Node.............  8
   4. LLC to SNA/IP Conversion......................................  8
   5. Performance...................................................  8
   6. VTAM Definition...............................................  9
   7. Acknowledgments...............................................  9
   8. References....................................................  9
   9. Security Considerations....................................... 10
   10. Authors' Addresses........................................... 10
   11. Disclaimer..............................