IP over ATM Working Group's Recommendations for the ATM Forum's Multiprotocol BOF Version 1 (RFC1754)
Original Publication Date: 1995-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-12
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
This document represents an initial list of requirements submitted to the ATM Forum's Multiprotocol BOF for the operation of IP over ATM networks as determined by the IETF IP over ATM Working Group and other working groups. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
Network Working Group M. Laubach Request for Comments: 1754 Com21, Inc. Category: Informational January 1995
IP over ATM Working Group’s Recommendations for the ATM Forum’s Multiprotocol BOF Version 1
Status of this Memo
This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.
This document represents an initial list of requirements submitted to the ATM Forum’s Multiprotocol BOF for the operation of IP over ATM networks as determined by the IETF IP over ATM Working Group and other working groups. This RFC is issued for the benefit of community members. The information contained in this document is accurate as of the date of publication, but is subject to change. Subsequent RFCs will reflect such changes.
The content of this memo was submitted by the IETF Liaison to the ATM Forum as contribution number 94-0954 in the ATM Forum’s documentation process on 14 September 1994.
This contribution has been prepared to assist the ATM Forum. This document is offered to the Forum as a basis for discussion between the ATM Forum Multiprotocol BOF and the IETF. The statements are subject to change in form and content after further study and discussion. Specifically, the IETF reserves reserves the right to add to, amend or modify the statements contained herein.
The following is the charter statement from the Internet Engineering Task Force’s (IETF) IP over ATM Working Group (IPATM WG). It is being reproduced here for the benefit of those in the ATM Forum who may not be familiar with it:
"The IP over ATM Working Group will focus on the issues involved in running internetworking protocols over Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) networks. The final goal for the Working Group is to produce
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standards for the TCP/IP protocol suite and recommendations which could be used by other internetworking protocol standards (e.g., ISO CLNP and IEEE 802.2 Bridging).
The Working Group will initially develop experimental protocols for encapsulation, multicasting, addressing, address resolution, call set up, and network management to allow the operation of internetwork protocols over an ATM network. The Working Group may later submit these protocols for IETF standardization.
The Working Group will not develop physical layer standards for ATM. These are well covered in other standards groups and do not need to be addressed in this Group.
The Working Group will develop models of ATM internetworking architectures. This will be used to guide the development of specific IP over ATM protocols.
The Working Group will also develop and maintain a list of technical unknowns that relate to internetworking over ATM. These will be used to direct future work of the Working Group or be submitted to other standards or research groups as appropriate.
The Working Group will coordinat...