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The Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) (RFC1548)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002380D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-13
Document File: 53 page(s) / 63K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

W. Simpson: AUTHOR

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC1548: DOI

Abstract

This document defines the PPP organization and methodology, and the PPP encapsulation, together with an extensible option negotiation mechanism which is able to negotiate a rich assortment of configuration parameters and provides additional management functions. [STANDARDS-TRACK]

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Network Working Group W. Simpson Request for Comments: 1548 Daydreamer Obsoletes: RFC 1331 December 1993 Category: Standards Track

The Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)

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.

Abstract

The Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) provides a standard method for transporting multi-protocol datagrams over point-to-point links. PPP is comprised of three main components:

1. A method for encapsulating multi-protocol datagrams.

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.

This document defines the PPP organization and methodology, and the PPP encapsulation, together with an extensible option negotiation mechanism which is able to negotiate a rich assortment of configuration parameters and provides additional management functions. The PPP Link Control Protocol (LCP) is described in terms of this mechanism.

This document is the product of the Point-to-Point Protocol Working Group of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). Comments should be submitted to the ietf-ppp@ucdavis.edu mailing list.

Simpson [Page 1]

RFC 1548 The Point-to-Point Protocol December 1993

Table of Contents

1. Introduction ................................................3 1.1 Specification of Requirements ...............................4 1.2 Terminology .................................................5 2. PPP Encapsulation ...........................................5 3. PPP Link Operation ..........................................8 3.1 Overview ....................................................8 3.2 Phase Diagram ...............................................8 3.3 Link Dead (physical-layer not ready) ........................9 3.4 Link Establishment Phase ....................................9 3.5 Authentication Phase ........................................9 3.6 Network-Layer Protocol Phase ................................10 3.7 Link Termination Phase ......................................10 4. The Option Negotiation Automaton ............................11 4.1 State Diagram ...............................................12 4.2 State Transition Table ......................................14 4.3 A Day in the Life ...........................................15 4.4 States ......................................................16 4.5 Events ......................................................19 4.6 Actions .....................................................23 4.7 Loop Avoidance ..............................................26 4.8 Counters and Timers ..................................

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