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ARP and IP Broadcast over HIPPI-800 (RFC2834)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000003433D
Original Publication Date: 2000-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-May-22
Document File: 35 page(s) / 76K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

J.-M. Pittet: AUTHOR

Abstract

This document specifies a method for resolving IP addresses to ANSI High-Performance Parallel Interface (HIPPI) hardware addresses and for emulating IP broadcast in a logical IP subnet (LIS) as a direct extension of HARP. This memo defines a HARP that will interoperate between HIPPI-800 and HIPPI-6400 (also known as Gigabyte System Network, GSN). This document (when combined with RFC-2067 "IP over HIPPI") obsoletes RFC-1374.

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Network Working Group                                        J.-M. Pittet
Request for Comments: 2834                          Silicon Graphics Inc.
Obsoletes: 1374                                                  May 2000
Category: Standards Track


                  ARP and IP Broadcast over HIPPI-800

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 (2000).  All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

   This document specifies a method for resolving IP addresses to ANSI
   High-Performance Parallel Interface (HIPPI) hardware addresses and
   for emulating IP broadcast in a logical IP subnet (LIS) as a direct
   extension of HARP. This memo defines a HARP that will interoperate
   between HIPPI-800 and HIPPI-6400 (also known as Gigabyte System
   Network, GSN). This document (when combined with RFC-2067 "IP over
   HIPPI") obsoletes RFC-1374.

Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
       3.1 Global Concepts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
       3.2 Glossary  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   4.  IP Subnetwork Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
       4.1 Background  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
       4.2 HIPPI LIS Requirements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   5.  HIPPI Address Resolution Protocol - HARP  . . . . . . . .   7
       5.1 HARP Algorithm  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
           5.1.1 Selecting the authoritative HARP service  . . .   8
           5.1.2 HARP registration phase . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
           5.1.3 HARP operational phase  . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   5.2 HARP Client Operational Requirements  . . . . . . . . . .  11
       5.3 Receiving Unknown HARP Messages . . . . . . . . . . .  12
       5.4 HARP Server Operational Requirements  . . . . . . . .  12

Pittet                      Standards Track                     [Page 1]
RFC 2834          ARP and IP Broadcast over HIPPI-800           May 2000


       5.5 HARP and Permanent ARP Table Entries  . . . . . . . .  14
       5.6 HARP Table Aging  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   6. ...