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Compressing IPX Headers Over WAN Media (CIPX) (RFC1553)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002386D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 18 page(s) / 44K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

S. Mathur: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This document describes a method for compressing the headers of IPX datagrams (CIPX). With this method, it is possible to significantly improve performance over lower speed wide area network (WAN) media. For normal IPX packet traffic, CIPX can provide a compression ratio of approximately 2:1 including both IPX header and data. This method can be used on various type of WAN media, including those supporting PPP and X.25.

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Network Working Group S. Mathur

Request for Comments: 1553 M. Lewis

Category: Standards Track Telebit Corporation

December 1993

Compressing IPX Headers Over WAN Media (CIPX)

Status of this Memo

This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the

Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for

improvements. Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet

Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state and

status of this protocol. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Abstract

This document describes a method for compressing the headers of IPX

datagrams (CIPX). With this method, it is possible to

significantly improve performance over lower speed wide area

network (WAN) media. For normal IPX packet traffic, CIPX can

provide a compression ratio of approximately 2:1 including both IPX

header and data. This method can be used on various type of WAN

media, including those supporting PPP and X.25.

This memo ia a product of the Point-to-Point Protocol Extensions

(PPPEXT) Working Group of the IETF. Comments should be sent to

the authors and the ietf-ppp@ucdavis.edu mailing list.

Specification of Requirements

In this document, several words are used to signify the requirements

of the specification. These words are often capitalized.

MUST

This word, or the adjective "required", means that the

definition is an absolute requirement of the specification.

MUST NOT

This phrase means that the definition is an absolute

prohibition of the specification.

SHOULD

This word, or the adjective "recommended", means that there

may exist valid reasons in particular circumstances to

ignore this item, but the full implications should be

understood and carefully weighed before choosing a

different course.

MAY

This word, or the adjective "optional", means that this

item is one of an allowed set of alternatives. An

implementation which does not include this option MUST be

prepared to interoperate with another implementation which

does include the option.

Introduction

Internetwork Packet Exchange (IPX) is a protocol defined by the

Novell Corporation [1]. It is derived from the Internet Datagram

Protocol (IDP) protocol of the Xerox Network Systems (XNS) family

of protocols. IPX is a datagram, connectionless protocol that does

not require an acknowledgment...