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Mapping of Airline Reservation, Ticketing, and Messaging Traffic over IP (RFC2351)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002921D
Original Publication Date: 1998-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 19 page(s) / 40K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

A. Rober: AUTHOR

Abstract

This memo specifies a protocol for the encapsulation of the airline specific protocol over IP.

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Network Working Group A. Robert

Request for Comments: 2351 SITA

Category: Informational May 1998

Mapping of Airline Reservation, Ticketing,

and Messaging Traffic over IP

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.

Security Disclaimer:

This document fails to adequately address security concerns. The

protocol itself does not include any security mechanisms. The

document notes that traffic can be authenticated based on external

mechanisms that use static identifiers or what are apparently clear-

text passwords, neither of which provide sound security. The

document notes in general terms that traffic can be secured using

IPSEC, but leaves this form of sound security strictly optional.

Abstract

This memo specifies a protocol for the encapsulation of the airline

specific protocol over IP.

Table of Conents

1. INTRODUCTION 2

2. TERMINOLOGY & ACRONYMS 4

3. LAYERING 7

4. TRAFFIC IDENTIFICATION 7

5. TCP PORT ALLOCATION 8

6. MATIP SESSION ESTABLISHMENT 8

7. OVERALL PACKET FORMAT FOR TYPE A & TYPE B 9

8. MATIP FORMAT FOR TYPE A CONVERSATIONAL TRAFFIC 10

8.1 Control Packet Format 10

8.1.1 Session Open format (SO) 10

8.1.2 Open Confirm format (OC) 12

8.1.3 Session Close (SC) 14

8.2 Data Packet Format 14

9. MATIP FORMAT FOR TYPE A HOST-TO-HOST TRAFFIC 15

9. 1 Control Packet Format 15

9.1.1 Session Open format (SO) 15

9.1.2 Open Confirm format (OC) 17

9.1.3 Session Close (SC) 17

9.2 Data Packet Format 18

10. MATIP FORMAT FOR TYPE B TRAFFIC 19

10.1 Control packet format ...