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IP over HIPPI (RFC2067)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002618D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 23 page(s) / 62K

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J. Renwick: AUTHOR

Abstract

ANSI Standard X3.218-1993 (HIPPI-LE[3]) defines the encapsulation of IEEE 802.2 LLC PDUs and, by implication, IP on HIPPI. ANSI X3.222- 1993 (HIPPI-SC[4]) describes the operation of HIPPI physical switches. The ANSI committee responsible for these standards chose to leave HIPPI networking issues largely outside the scope of their standards; this document describes the use of HIPPI switches as IP local area networks.

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Network Working Group J. Renwick

Request for Comments: 2067 NetStar, Inc.

Category: Standards Track January 1997

Obsoletes: 1374

IP over HIPPI

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

ANSI Standard X3.218-1993 (HIPPI-LE[3]) defines the encapsulation of

IEEE 802.2 LLC PDUs and, by implication, IP on HIPPI. ANSI X3.222-

1993 (HIPPI-SC[4]) describes the operation of HIPPI physical

switches. The ANSI committee responsible for these standards chose

to leave HIPPI networking issues largely outside the scope of their

standards; this document describes the use of HIPPI switches as IP

local area networks.

This memo is a revision of RFC 1374, "IP and ARP on HIPPI", and is

intended to replace it in the Standards Track. RFC 1374 has been a

Proposed Standard since November, 1992, with at least 10

implementations of IP encapsulation and HIPPI switch discipline. No

major changes to it are required. However, the ARP part of RFC 1374

has not had sufficient implementation experience to be advanced to

Draft Standard. The present document contains all of RFC 1374 except

for the description ARP, which has been moved into a separate

document.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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

2 Scope.................................................... 3

2.1 Changes from RFC 1374.............................. 3

2.2 Terminology........................................ 4

3 Definitions.............................................. 4

4 Equipment................................................ 5

5 Protocol ................................................ 7

5.1 Packet Format...................................... 7

5.2 48 bit Universal LAN MAC addresses................. 11

5.3 I-Field Format..................................... 12

5.4 Rules For Connections.............................. 13

5.5 MTU................................................ 15

6 Camp-on ................................................. 16

7 Path MTU Discovery....................................... 17

8 Channel Data Rate Discovery.............................. 17

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