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Ipsilon's General Switch Management Protocol Specification Version 2.0 (RFC2297)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002860D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

P. Newman: AUTHOR [+7]

Abstract

This memo specifies enhancements to the General Switch Management Protocol (GSMP) [RFC1987]. The major enhancement is the addition of Quality of Service (QoS) messages. Other improvements have been made to the protocol resulting from operational experience. GSMP is a general purpose protocol to control an ATM switch. It allows a controller to establish and release connections across the switch; add and delete leaves on a multicast connection; manage switch ports; request configuration information; and request statistics.

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Network Working Group P. Newman, Nokia

Request for Comments: 2297 W. Edwards, Sprint

Updates: 1987 R. Hinden, Nokia

Category: Informational E. Hoffman, Nokia

F. Ching Liaw

T. Lyon, Nokia

G. Minshall, Fiberlane

March 1998

Ipsilon's General Switch Management Protocol Specification

Version 2.0

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does

not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of this

memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

Copyright (C) The Internet Society (1998). All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

This memo specifies enhancements to the General Switch Management

Protocol (GSMP) [RFC1987]. The major enhancement is the addition of

Quality of Service (QoS) messages. Other improvements have been made

to the protocol resulting from operational experience. GSMP is a

general purpose protocol to control an ATM switch. It allows a

controller to establish and release connections across the switch;

add and delete leaves on a multicast connection; manage switch ports;

request configuration information; and request statistics.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction....................................................3

2. GSMP Packet Encapsulation.......................................4

2.1 ATM Encapsulation...........................................4

2.2 Ethernet Encapsulation......................................6

3. Common Definitions and Procedures...............................7

3.1 GSMP Packet Format..........................................8

3.2 Failure Response Messages..................................11

4. Connection Management Messages.................................16

4.1 Add Branch Message.........................................21

4.2 Delete Tree Message........................................23

4.3 Verify Tree Message........................................24

4.4 Delete All Message.........................................24

4.5 Delete Branches Message....................................25

4.6 Move Branch Message........................................27

5. Port Management Messages.......................................29

5.1 Port Management Message....................................29

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