Proposed Standard for the Transmission of IP Datagrams over FDDI Networks (RFC1188)
Original Publication Date: 1990-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-11
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
This memo defines a method of encapsulating the Internet Protocol (IP) datagrams and Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) requests and replies on Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI) Networks. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
Network Working Group D. Katz Request for Comments: 1188 Merit/NSFNET Obsoletes: RFC 1103 October 1990
A Proposed Standard for the Transmission of IP Datagrams over FDDI Networks
Status of this Memo
This memo defines a method of encapsulating the Internet Protocol (IP) datagrams and Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) requests and replies on Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI) Networks. This RFC specifies a protocol on the IAB Standards Track for the Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for improvements. Please refer to the current edition of the "IAB Official Protocol Standards" for the standardization state and status of this protocol.
This proposal is the product of the IP over FDDI Working Group of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). Comments on this memo should be submitted to the IETF IP over FDDI Working Group Chair. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.
This document specifies a method for the use of IP and ARP on FDDI networks. The encapsulation method used is described, as well as various media-specific issues.
This memo draws heavily in both concept and text from RFC 1042 , written by Jon Postel and Joyce K. Reynolds of USC/Information Sciences Institute. The author would also like to acknowledge the contributions of the IP Over FDDI Working Group of the IETF, members of ANSI ASC X3T9.5, and others in the FDDI community.
The following language conventions are used in the items of specification in this document:
"Must," "Shall," or "Mandatory"--the item is an absolute requirement of the specification.
"Should" or "Recommended"--the item should generally be followed for all but exceptional circumstances.
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RFC 1188 IP and ARP on FDDI Networks October 1990
"May" or "Optional"--the item is truly optional and may be followed or ignored according to the needs of the implementor.
The goal of this specification is to allow compatible and interoperable implementations for transmitting IP datagrams  and ARP requests and replies .
The Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI) specifications define a family of standards for Local Area Networks (LANs) that provides the Physical Layer and Media Access Control Sublayer of the Data Link Layer as defined by the ISO Open System Interconnection Reference Model (ISO/OSI). Documents are in various stages of progression toward International Standardization for Media Access Control (MAC) , Physical Layer Protocol (PHY) , Physical Layer Medium Dependent (PMD) , and Station Management (SMT) . The family of FDDI standards corresponds to the IEEE 802 MAC layer standards [8, 9, 10].
The remainder of the Data Link Service is provided by the IEEE 802.2 Logical Link Control (LLC) service . The resulting stack of services appears as follows:
+-------------+ | IP/ARP | +-------------+ | 802.2 LLC | +-------------+-----+ | FDDI MAC | F | +-------------+ D S | | FDDI PHY | D M | +-------------+ I T...