Data Link Switching: Switch-to-Switch Protocol AIW DLSw RIG: DLSw Closed Pages, DLSw Standard Version 1 (RFC1795)
Original Publication Date: 1995-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
L. Wells: AUTHOR [+4]
This RFC describes use of Data Link Switching over TCP/IP. The RFC is being distributed to members of the Internet community in order to solicit their reactions to the proposals contained in it. While the issues discussed may not be directly relevant to the research problems of the Internet, they may be interesting to a number of researchers and Implementers.
Network Working Group L. Wells, Chair
Request for Comments: 1795 Internetwork Technology Institute
Obsoletes: 1434 A. Bartky, Editor
Category: Informational Sync Research, Inc.
Data Link Switching: Switch-to-Switch Protocol
AIW DLSw RIG: DLSw Closed Pages, DLSw Standard Version 1.0
Status of this Memo
This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo
does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of
this memo is unlimited.
This RFC describes use of Data Link Switching over TCP/IP. The RFC is
being distributed to members of the Internet community in order to
solicit their reactions to the proposals contained in it. While the
issues discussed may not be directly relevant to the research
problems of the Internet, they may be interesting to a number of
researchers and Implementers.
This RFC was created as a joint effort of the Advanced Peer-to-Peer
Networking (APPN) Implementers Workshop (AIW) Data Link Switching
(DLSw) Related Interest Group (RIG). The APPN Implementers Workshop
is a group sponsored by IBM and consists of representatives of member
companies implementing current and future IBM Networking
interoperable products. The DLSw Related Interest Group was formed in
this forum in order to produce a single version of the Switch to
Switch Protocol (SSP) which could be implemented by all vendors,
which would fix documentation problems with the existing RFC 1434,
and which would enhance and evolve the protocol to add new functions
This document is based on RFC 1434. This document contains
significant changes to RFC 1434 and therefore obsoletes that
Any questions or comments relative to the contents of this RFC should
be sent to the following Internet address:
NOTE 1: This is a widely subscribed mailing list and messages sent to
this address will be sent to all members of the DLSw mailing list.
For specific questions relating to subscribing to the AIW and any of
it's working groups send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Information regarding all of the AIW working groups and the work they
are producing can be obtained by copying, via anonymous ftp, the file
aiwinfo.psbin or aiwinfo.txt from the Internet host
networking.raleigh.ibm.com, located in directory aiw.
NOTE 2: These mailing lists and addresses are subject to change.
Data Link Switching (DLSw) is a forwarding mechanism for the IBM SNA
(Systems Network Architecture) and IBM NetBIOS (Network Basic Input
Output Services) protocols. This memo documents the Switch-to-Switch
Protocol (SSP) that is used between Data Link Switches. This
protocol does not provide full routing, but instead provides