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The PPP Banyan Vines Control Protocol (BVCP) (RFC1763)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004014D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 8 page(s) / 16K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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S. Senum: AUTHOR

Abstract

The Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) [1] provides a standard method for transporting multi-protocol datagrams over point-to-point links. PPP defines an extensible Link Control Protocol, and proposes a family of Network Control Protocols for establishing and configuring different network-layer protocols.

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Network Working Group S. Senum

Request for Comments: 1763 DigiBoard

Category: Standards Track March 1995

The PPP Banyan Vines Control Protocol (BVCP)

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.

Abstract

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

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

defines an extensible Link Control Protocol, and proposes a family of

Network Control Protocols for establishing and configuring different

network-layer protocols.

This document defines the Network Control Protocol for establishing

and configuring the Banyan VINES protocol over PPP.

Table of Contents

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

1.1 Specification of Requirements ................... 2

1.2 Terminology ..................................... 3

2. A PPP Network Control Protocol for VINES .............. 3

2.1 Sending VINES Datagrams ......................... 4

2.2 General Considerations .......................... 4

3. BVCP Configuration Options ............................ 5

3.1 BV-NS-RTP-Link-Type ............................. 5

3.2 BV-FRP .......................................... 6

3.3 BV-RTP .......................................... 7

3.4 BV-Suppress-Broadcast ........................... 8

SECURITY CONSIDERATIONS ...................................... 9

REFERENCES ................................................... 9

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS .......................................... 9

CHAIR'S ADDRESS .............................................. 10

AUTHOR'S ADDRESS ............................................. 10

1. Introduction

PPP has three main components:

1. A method for encapsulating multi-protocol datagrams.

2. A Link Control Protocol (LCP) for establishing, configuring,

and testing the data-link connection.

3. A family of Network Control Protocols for establishing and

configuring different network-layer protocols.

In order to establish communications over a point-to-point link, each

end of the PPP link must first send LCP packets to configure and test

the data link. After the link has been established and optional

facilities have been negotiated as needed by the LCP, PPP must send

BVCP packets to choose and configure the VINES network-layer

protocol. Once BVCP has reached the Opened state, VINES datagrams

can be sent ov...