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Transmission of IPv6 Packets over Fibre Channel (RFC3831)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000029996D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Jul-22
Document File: 25 page(s) / 53K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

C. DeSanti: AUTHOR

Abstract

This document specifies the way of encapsulating IPv6 packets over Fibre Channel, and the method of forming IPv6 link-local addresses and statelessly autoconfigured addresses on Fibre Channel networks.

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Network Working Group                                         C. DeSanti

Request for Comments: 3831                                 Cisco Systems

Category: Standards Track                                      July 2004

            Transmission of IPv6 Packets over Fibre Channel

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 (2004).

Abstract

   This document specifies the way of encapsulating IPv6 packets over

   Fibre Channel, and the method of forming IPv6 link-local addresses

   and statelessly autoconfigured addresses on Fibre Channel networks.

Table Of Contents

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

   2.  Summary of Fibre Channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3

       2.1.  Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3

       2.2.  Identifiers and Login. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3

       2.3.  FC Levels and Frame Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4

       2.4.  Sequences and Exchanges  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5

   3.  IPv6 Capable Nx_Ports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6

   4.  IPv6 Encapsulation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6

       4.1.  FC Sequence Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6

       4.2.  FC Classes of Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8

       4.3.  FC Header Code Points. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8

       4.4.  FC Network_Header. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9

       4.5.  LLC/SNAP Header. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9

       4.6.  Bit and Byte Ordering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9

   5.  Maximum Transfer Unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

   6.  Stateless Address Autoconfiguration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

       6.1.  IPv6 Interface Identifier and Address Prefix . . . . . . 10

       6.2.  Generating an Interface ID from a Format 1

             N_Port_Name. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

       6.3.  Generating an Interface ID from a Format 2

             N_Port_Name. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

DeSanti                     Standards Track                     [Page 1]

RFC 3831                IPv6 over Fibre Channel                July 2004

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