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The PPP NetBIOS Frames Control Protocol (NBFCP) (RFC2097)

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Original Publication Date: 1997-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-16
Document File: 13 page(s) / 16K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

G. Pall: AUTHOR

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC2097: DOI

Abstract

This document defines the Network Control Protocol for establishing and configuring the NBF protocol over PPP. The NBFCP protocol is only applicable for an end system to connect to a peer system or the LAN that peer system is connected to. [STANDARDS-TRACK]

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Network Working Group G. Pall Request for Comments: 2097 Microsoft Corp. Category: Standards Track January 1997

The PPP NetBIOS Frames Control Protocol (NBFCP)

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) [1] provides a standard method for transporting multi-protocol datagrams over point-to-point links. PPP defines an extensible Link Control Protocol, and proposes a family of Network Control Protocols for establishing and configuring different network-layer protocols.

The NBF protocol [3] was originally called the NetBEUI protocol. This document defines the Network Control Protocol for establishing and configuring the NBF protocol over PPP.

The NBFCP protocol is only applicable for an end system to connect to a peer system or the LAN that peer system is connected to. It is not applicable for connecting two LANs together due to NetBIOS name limitations and NetBIOS name defense mechanisms.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction .......................................... 2 1.1 Specification of Requirements ................... 2 1.2 Terminology ..................................... 3 2. A PPP Network Control Protocol for NBF ................ 3 2.1 Sending NBF Datagrams ........................... 4 2.2 Bridging NBF Datagrams........................... 5 2.3 NetBIOS Name Defense............................. 5 3. NBFCP Configuration Options ........................... 6 3.1 Name-Projection.................................. 6 3.2 Peer-Information................................. 8 3.3 Multicast-Filtering.............................. 10 3.4 IEEE-MAC-Address-Required........................ 11 SECURITY CONSIDERATIONS ...................................... 12 REFERENCES ................................................... 12

Pall Standards Track [Page 1]

RFC 2097 NBFCP January 1997

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ............................................. 13 CHAIR’S ADDRESS .............................................. 13 AUTHOR’S ADDRESS ............................................. 13

1. Introduction

PPP has 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 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 send NBFCP packets to choose and configure the NBF network-layer...

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