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IPv4 over IEEE 1394 (RFC2734)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000003330D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 23 page(s) / 65K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

P. Johansson: AUTHOR

Abstract

This document specifies how to use IEEE Std 1394-1995, Standard for a High Performance Serial Bus (and its supplements), for the transport of Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) datagrams; it defines the necessary methods, data structures and codes for that purpose. These include not only packet formats and encapsulation methods for datagrams, but also an address resolution protocol (1394 ARP) and a multicast channel allocation protocol (MCAP). Both 1394 ARP and MCAP are specific to Serial Bus; the latter permits management of Serial Bus resources when used by IP multicast groups.

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Network Working Group P. Johansson

Request for Comments: 2734 Congruent Software, Inc.

Category: Standards Track December 1999

IPv4 over IEEE 1394

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 document specifies how to use IEEE Std 1394-1995, Standard for a

High Performance Serial Bus (and its supplements), for the transport

of Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) datagrams; it defines the

necessary methods, data structures and codes for that purpose. These

include not only packet formats and encapsulation methods for

datagrams, but also an address resolution protocol (1394 ARP) and a

multicast channel allocation protocol (MCAP). Both 1394 ARP and MCAP

are specific to Serial Bus; the latter permits management of Serial

Bus resources when used by IP multicast groups.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. INTRODUCTION.....................................................2

2. DEFINITIONS AND NOTATION.........................................4

2.1 Conformance..................................................4

2.2 Glossary.....................................................4

2.3 Abbreviations................................................6

2.4 Numeric values...............................................6

3. IP-CAPABLE NODES.................................................6

4. LINK ENCAPSULATION AND FRAGMENTATION.............................7

4.1 Global asynchronous stream packet (GASP) format..............8

4.2 Encapsulation header.........................................9

4.3 Link fragment reassembly....................................11

5. SERIAL BUS ADDRESS RESOLUTION PROTOCOL (1394 ARP)...............11

6. CONFIGURATION ROM...............................................14

6.1 Unit_Spec_ID entry..........................................14

6.2 Unit_SW_Version entry.......................................14

6.3 Textual descriptors.........................................15

7. IP UNICAST......................................................16

8. IP BROADCAST....................................................17

9. IP MULTICAST....................................................17

9.1 MCAP message format.........................................18

9.2 MCAP message domain.........................................21

9.3 Multicast receive...........................................21

9.4 Multicast transmit..........................................22

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