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Ipsilon's General Switch Management Protocol Specification Version 1.1 (RFC1987)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004265D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 34 page(s) / 99K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

P. Newman: AUTHOR [+6]

Abstract

The General Switch Management Protocol (GSMP), is a general purpose protocol to control an ATM switch. GSMP allows a controller to establish and release connections across the switch; add and delete leaves on a point-to-multipoint connection; manage switch ports; request configuration information; and request statistics.

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Network Working Group P. Newman, Ipsilon

Request for Comments: 1987 W. Edwards, Sprint

Category: Informational R. Hinden, Ipsilon

E. Hoffman, Ipsilon

F. Ching Liaw, Ipsilon

T. Lyon, Ipsilon

G. Minshall, Ipsilon

August 1996

Ipsilon's General Switch Management Protocol Specification

Version 1.1

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.

Abstract

The General Switch Management Protocol (GSMP), is a general purpose

protocol to control an ATM switch. GSMP allows a controller to

establish and release connections across the switch; add and delete

leaves on a point-to-multipoint connection; manage switch ports;

request configuration information; and request statistics.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction....................................................3

2. GSMP Packet Format..............................................4

3. Connection Management Messages..................................7

3.1 Add Branch Message.........................................11

3.2 Delete Branch Message......................................12

3.3 Delete Tree Message........................................13

3.4 Verify Tree Message........................................13

3.5 Delete All Message.........................................14

3.6 Move Branch Message........................................14

4. Port Management Message........................................16

5. Statistics Messages............................................20

5.1 VC Activity Message........................................20

5.2 Port and VC Statistics Messages............................23

5.2.1 Port Statistics Message..............................26

5.2.2 VC Statistics Message................................26

6. Configuration..................................................26

6.1 Switch Configuration Message...............................27

6.2 Port Configuration Message.................................28

6.3 All Ports Configuration Message............................32

7. Event Messages.................................................33

7.1 Port Up Message............