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Transmission of IPv6 Packets over Frame Relay (RFC2590)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000003177D
Original Publication Date: 1999-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 15 page(s) / 39K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

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Abstract

This memo describes mechanisms for the transmission of IPv6 packets over Frame Relay networks.

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Network Working Group A. Conta

Request for Comments: 2590 Lucent

Category: Standards Track A. Malis

Ascend

M. Mueller

Lucent

May 1999

Transmission of IPv6 Packets over Frame Relay Networks

Specification

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 (1999). All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

This memo describes mechanisms for the transmission of IPv6 packets

over Frame Relay networks.

Table of Contents

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

2. Maximum Transmission Unit....................................3

3. Frame Format.................................................4

4. Stateless Autoconfiguration..................................5

4.1 Generating the MID field.................................7

5. Link-Local Address...........................................9

6. Address Mapping -- Unicast, Multicast........................9

7. Sending Neighbor Discovery Messages.........................14

8. Receiving Neighbor Discovery Messages.......................15

9. Security Considerations.....................................15

10. Acknowledgments............................................16

11. References.................................................16

12. Authors' Addresses.........................................18

13. Full Copyright Statement...................................19

1. Introduction

This document specifies the frame format for transmission of IPv6

packets over Frame Relay networks, the method of forming IPv6 link-

local addresses on Frame Relay links, and the mapping of the IPv6

addresses to Frame Relay addresses. It also specifies the content of

the Source/Target link-layer address option used in Neighbor

Discovery [ND] and Inverse Neighbor Discovery [IND] messages when

those messages are transmitted over a Frame Relay link. It is part

of a set of specifications that define such IPv6 mechanisms for Non

Broadcast Multi Access (NBMA) media [IPv6-NBMA], [IPv6-ATM], and a

larger set that defines such mechanisms for specific link layers

[IPv6-ETH], [IPv6-FDDI], [IPv6-PPP], [IPv6-ATM], etc...

The information in this document applies to Frame Relay devices which

serve as end stations (DTEs) on a publi...