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The PPP NetBIOS Frames Control Protocol (NBFCP) (RFC2097)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002649D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 11 page(s) / 25K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

G. Pall: AUTHOR

Abstract

The Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) [1] provides a standard method for transporting multi-protocol datagrams over point-to-point links. PPP defines an extensible Link Control Protocol, and proposes a family of Network Control Protocols for establishing and configuring different network-layer protocols.

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Network Working Group G. Pall

Request for Comments: 2097 Microsoft Corp.

Category: Standards Track January 1997

The PPP NetBIOS Frames Control Protocol (NBFCP)

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

The Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) [1] provides a standard method for

transporting multi-protocol datagrams over point-to-point links. PPP

defines an extensible Link Control Protocol, and proposes a family of

Network Control Protocols for establishing and configuring different

network-layer protocols.

The NBF protocol [3] was originally called the NetBEUI protocol. This

document defines the Network Control Protocol for establishing and

configuring the NBF protocol over PPP.

The NBFCP protocol is only applicable for an end system to connect to

a peer system or the LAN that peer system is connected to. It is not

applicable for connecting two LANs together due to NetBIOS name

limitations and NetBIOS name defense mechanisms.

Table of Contents

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

1.1 Specification of Requirements ................... 2

1.2 Terminology ..................................... 3

2. A PPP Network Control Protocol for NBF ................ 3

2.1 Sending NBF Datagrams ........................... 4

2.2 Bridging NBF Datagrams........................... 5

2.3 NetBIOS Name Defense............................. 5

3. NBFCP Configuration Options ........................... 6

3.1 Name-Projection.................................. 6

3.2 Peer-Information................................. 8

3.3 Multicast-Filtering.............................. 10

3.4 IEEE-MAC-Address-Required........................ 11

SECURITY CONSIDERATIONS ...................................... 12

REFERENCES ................................................... 12

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ............................................. 13

CHAIR'S ADDRESS .............................................. 13

AUTHOR'S ADDRESS ............................................. 13

1. Introduction

PPP has three main components:

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