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The PPP AppleTalk Control Protocol (ATCP) (RFC1378)

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Original Publication Date: 1992-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-11
Document File: 16 page(s) / 18K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

B. Parker: AUTHOR

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC1378: DOI

Abstract

This document defines the NCP for establishing and configuring the AppleTalk Protocol [3] over PPP. [STANDARDS-TRACK]

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Network Working Group B. Parker Request for Comments: 1378 Cayman Systems November 1992

The PPP AppleTalk Control Protocol (ATCP)

Status of this Memo

This RFC specifies an IAB standards track protocol 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. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Abstract

The Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) [1] provides a standard method of encapsulating Network Layer protocol information over point-to-point links. PPP also defines an extensible Link Control Protocol, and proposes a family of Network Control Protocols (NCPs) for establishing and configuring different network-layer protocols.

This document defines the NCP for establishing and configuring the AppleTalk Protocol [3] over PPP.

This memo is a joint effort of the AppleTalk-IP Working Group and the Point-to-Point Protocol Working Group of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). Comments on this memo should be submitted to the ietf-ppp@ucdavis.edu mailing list.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction .......................................... 2 2. A PPP Network Control Protocol (NCP) for AppleTalk .... 2 2.1 Sending AppleTalk Datagrams ........................... 3 2.2 Half-Routers .......................................... 4 3. ATCP Configuration Options ............................ 4 3.1 AppleTalk-Address ..................................... 5 3.2 Routing-Protocol ...................................... 7 3.3 Suppress-Broadcasts ................................... 8 3.4 AT-Compression-Protocol ............................... 9 3.5 Server-information .................................... 10 3.6 Zone-Information ...................................... 12 3.7 Default-Router-Address ................................ 13 APPENDICES ................................................... 14 A. ATCP Recommended Options .............................. 14 REFERENCES ................................................... 15

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RFC 1378 PPP ATCP November 1992

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ............................................. 15 SECURITY CONSIDERATIONS ...................................... 16 CHAIR’S ADDRESS .............................................. 16 AUTHOR’S ADDRESS ............................................. 16

1. Introduction

PPP has three main components:

1. A method for encapsulating datagrams over serial links.

2. A Link Control Protocol (LCP) for establishing, configuring, and testing the data-link connection.

3. A family of Network Control Protocols (NCPs) for establishing and configuring different network-layer protocols.

In order to establish communications over a point-to-point link, each end of the PPP link must first send LCP packets to configure and test the data link. After the link has been established and optional facilities have been negotiated as needed by the LCP, PPP must se...

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