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The PPP XNS IDP Control Protocol (XNSCP) (RFC1764)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004015D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 4 page(s) / 9K

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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: 1764 DigiBoard

Category: Standards Track March 1995

The PPP XNS IDP Control Protocol (XNSCP)

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 Xerox Network Systems (XNS) Internet Datagram

Protocol (IDP) 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 XNS IDP ............ 3

2.1 Sending XNS IDP Datagrams ....................... 4

SECURITY CONSIDERATIONS ...................................... 5

REFERENCES ................................................... 5

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS .......................................... 5

CHAIR'S ADDRESS .............................................. 5

AUTHOR'S ADDRESS ............................................. 5

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

XNSCP packets to choose and configure the XNS IDP network-layer

protocol. Once XNSCP has reached the Opened state, XNS IDP datagrams

can be sent over the link.

The link wil...