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Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) Bridging Control Protocol (BCP) (RFC3518)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000012164D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Apr-15
Document File: 41 page(s) / 82K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

M. Higashiyama: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

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

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Network Working Group� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � M. Higashiyama

Request for Comments: 3518� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � Anritsu

Obsoletes: 2878� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � F. Baker

Category: Standards Track� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � T. Liao

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� � � � Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) Bridging Control Protocol (BCP)

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 (2003).� All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

� � The Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) provides a standard method for

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

� � defines an extensible Link Control Protocol (LCP) and proposes a

� � family of Network Control Protocols (NCP) for establishing and

� � configuring different network-layer protocols.

� � This document defines the NCP for establishing and configuring Remote

� � Bridging for PPP links.

� � This document obsoletes RFC 2878, which was based on the IEEE

� � 802.1D-1993 MAC Bridge.� This document extends that specification by

� � improving support for bridge control packets.

Table of Contents

� � 1.� Historical Perspective ................................� � � 2

� � � � � � 1.1� Requirements Keywords ............................� � � 3

� � 2.� Methods of Bridging ...................................� � � 3

� � � � � � 2.1� Transparent Bridging .............................� � � 3

� � � � � � 2.2� Remote Transparent Bridging ......................� � � 4

� � � � � � 2.3� Source Routing ...................................� � � 5

� � � � � � 2.4� Remote Source Route Bridging .....................� � � 6

� � � � � � 2.5� SR-TB Translational Bridging .....................� � � 7

� � 3.� Traffic Services ......................................� � � 7

Higashiyama, et al.� � � � � � � � Standards Track� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � [Page 1]

RFC 3518� � � � � � � � � PPP Bridging Control Protocol (BCP)� � � � � � � � April 2003

� � � � � � 3.1� LAN Frame Checksum Preservation ..................� � � 7

� � � � � � 3.2� Traffic having no LAN Frame Checksum .............� � � 7

� � � � � � 3.3� Tinygram Compression .............................� � � 8

� � � � � � 3.4� Virtual LA...