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Transmission of IPv6 Packets over Frame Relay Networks Specification (RFC2590)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000003177D
Original Publication Date: 1999-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-11
Document File: 19 page(s) / 23K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

A. Conta: AUTHOR [+2]

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC2590: DOI

Abstract

This memo describes mechanisms for the transmission of IPv6 packets over Frame Relay networks. [STANDARDS-TRACK]

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Network Working Group A. Conta Request for Comments: 2590 Lucent Category: Standards Track A. Malis Ascend M. Mueller Lucent May 1999

Transmission of IPv6 Packets over Frame Relay Networks Specification

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.

Copyright Notice

Copyright (C) The Internet Society (1999). All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

This memo describes mechanisms for the transmission of IPv6 packets over Frame Relay networks.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.................................................2 2. Maximum Transmission Unit....................................3 3. Frame Format.................................................4 4. Stateless Autoconfiguration..................................5 4.1 Generating the MID field.................................7 5. Link-Local Address...........................................9 6. Address Mapping -- Unicast, Multicast........................9 7. Sending Neighbor Discovery Messages.........................14 8. Receiving Neighbor Discovery Messages.......................15 9. Security Considerations.....................................15 10. Acknowledgments............................................16 11. References.................................................16 12. Authors’ Addresses.........................................18 13. Full Copyright Statement...................................19

Conta, et al. Standards Track [Page 1]

RFC 2590 IPv6 over Frame Relay Networks May 1999

1. Introduction

This document specifies the frame format for transmission of IPv6 packets over Frame Relay networks, the method of forming IPv6 link- local addresses on Frame Relay links, and the mapping of the IPv6 addresses to Frame Relay addresses. It also specifies the content of the Source/Target link-layer address option used in Neighbor Discovery [ND] and Inverse Neighbor Discovery [IND] messages when those messages are transmitted over a Frame Relay link. It is part of a set of specifications that define such IPv6 mechanisms for Non Broadcast Multi Access (NBMA) media [IPv6-NBMA], [IPv6-ATM], and a larger set that defines such mechanisms for specific link layers [IPv6-ETH], [IPv6-FDDI], [IPv6-PPP], [IPv6-ATM], etc...

The information in this document applies to Frame Relay devices which serve as end stations (DTEs) on a public or private Frame Relay network (for example, provided by a common carrier or PTT.) Frame Relay end stations can be IPv6 hosts or routers. In this document they are referred to as nodes.

In a Frame Relay network, a number of virtual circuits form the connections between the attached stations (nodes). The resulting set of interconnected devices forms a private Frame Relay group...

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