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Novell IPX Over Various WAN Media (IPXWAN) (RFC1551)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002384D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 18 page(s) / 51K

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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. This document supercedes RFC 1362 and adds capability for Unnumbered RIP links, On-demand statically routed links and client to router connectivity.

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Network Working Group M. Allen

Request For Comments: 1551 Novell, Inc.

Obsoletes: RFC 1362 December 1993

Category: Informational

Novell IPX Over Various WAN Media (IPXWAN)

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo

does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. 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. This document supercedes RFC 1362 and adds capability for

Unnumbered RIP links, On-demand statically routed links and client to

router connectivity.

Table of Contents

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

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 ............... 3

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

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

2. Glossary Of Terms ............................................ 4

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

3.1 The Initial Negotiation ...................................... 5

3.2 Information Exchange ......................................... 9

3.3 NAK Packets .................................................. 10

4. Information Exchange Packet Formats .......................... 10

4.1 Timer Request Packet ......................................... 11

4.2 Timer Response Packet ........................................ 14

4.3 Information Request Packet ................................... 15

4.4 Information Response Packet .................................. 18

5. Running Unnumbered RIP ....................................... 19

6. Workstation Connectivity ..................................... 19

7. On-demand, Statically Routed Links ........................... 19

8. References ................................................... 21

9. Security Considerations ...................................... 21

10. Author's Address.............................................. 22

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.

The 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...