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PPP Over FUNI (RFC2363)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002934D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 9 page(s) / 21K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

A. Li: AUTHOR [+5]


The Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) [1] provides a standard method for transporting multi-protocol datagrams over point-to-point links.

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Network Working Group G. Gross

Request for Comments: 2363 Lucent Technologies

Category: Standards Track M. Kaycee


A. Li

Shasta Networks

A. Malis

Ascend Communications

J. Stephens

Cayman Systems

July 1998


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.

Copyright Notice

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


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

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

This document describes the use of ATM Frame User Network Interface

(FUNI) for framing PPP encapsulated packets.


This specification is intended for those implementations which desire

to use the facilities which are defined for PPP, such as the Link

Control Protocol, Network-layer Control Protocols, authentication,

and compression. These capabilities require a point-to-point

relationship between the peers, and are not designed for the multi-

point relationships which are available in ATM and other multi-access


1. Introduction

ATM FUNI protocol is designed to provide virtual connections between

end stations attached to the same network. These connections offer a

packet delivery service that includes error detection, but does not

do error correction.

Most existing implementations of PPP use ISO 3309 HDLC as a basis for

their framing [3].

When an ATM network is configured with point-to-point connections,

PPP can use FUNI as a framing mechanism.

2. Conventions


SHOULD NOT, RECOMMENDED, MAY, and OPTIONAL, when they appear in this

document, are to be interpreted as described in [10].

3. FUNI Layer Service Interface

The PPP layer treats the underlying ATM FUNI layer service as a bit-

synchronous point-to-point link. In this context, the PPP link

corresponds to an ATM FUNI virtual connection. The virtual

connection MUST be full-duplex, point to point, and it MAY be either

dedicated (i.e. permanent, set up by pro...