Transmission of IP and ARP over FDDI Networks (RFC1390)
Original Publication Date: 1993-Jan-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: 1390 cisco Systems, Inc. STD: 36 January 1993
Transmission of IP and ARP over FDDI Networks
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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 is the product of the IP over FDDI Working Group of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).
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.
"May" or "Optional"--the item is truly optional and may be followed or ignored according to the needs of the implementor.
Katz [Page 1]
RFC 1390 IP Over FDDI January 1993
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 | | FDDI PMD | | +-------------+-----+
This memo describes the use of IP and ARP in this environment. At this time, it is not necessary that the use of IP and ARP be consistent between FDDI and IEEE 802 networks, but it is the intent of this memo not to preclude Data Link Layer interoperability at such time as...