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Ascend's Multilink Protocol Plus (MP+) (RFC1934)

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Original Publication Date: 1996-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-12
Document File: 47 page(s) / 48K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

K. Smith: AUTHOR

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC1934: DOI

Abstract

This document proposes an extension to the PPP Multilink Protocol (MP) [1]. Multilink Protocol Plus (MP+) is a new control protocol for managing multiple data links that are bundled by MP. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.

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Network Working Group K. Smith Request For Comments: 1934 Ascend Communications Category: Informational April 1996

Ascend’s Multilink Protocol Plus (MP+)

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.

Abstract

This document proposes an extension to the PPP Multilink Protocol (MP) [1]. Multilink Protocol Plus (MP+) is a new control protocol for managing multiple data links that are bundled by MP.

Table Of Contents

1. Introduction.................................................2 1.1 Functional Description...............................2 1.2 Conventions..........................................3 2. General Overview.............................................3 2.1 Operation............................................4 3. MP+ Frame Formats............................................4 3.1 Error Control (EC) Layer.............................6 3.1.1 Error Control State Machine..................7 3.2 Multilink Plus Control Messages......................9 3.3 Multilink Plus Message Formats......................10 3.3.1 VERSION_EXCHANGE_REQ Message Format.........10 3.3.2 VERSION_EXCHANGE_RSP Message Format.........12 3.3.3 ADD_REQ Message Format......................13 3.3.4 ADD_RSP Message Format......................15 3.3.5 ADD_COMPLETE Message Format.................16 3.3.6 REMOVE_REQ Message Format...................17 3.3.7 REMOVE_RSP Message Format...................17 3.3.8 REMOVE_COMPLETE Message Format..............18 3.3.9 CLOSE_REQ Message Format....................19 3.3.10 CLOSE_RSP Message Format....................19 3.3.11 REMOTE_MGMT_REQ Message Format..............20 3.3.12 REMOTE_MGMT_RSP Message Format..............20 3.3.13 REMOTE_MGMT_RX_REQ Message Format...........21 3.3.14 REMOTE_MGMT_TX_REQ Message Format...........22 3.3.15 REMOTE_MGMT_TX_RSP Message Format...........22 3.3.16 CLEAR_REQ Message Format....................23 3.4 Events..............................................23

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RFC 1934 Multilink Protocol Plus April 1996

3.5 State Machine.......................................25 3.5.1 States......................................25 3.5.2 Common Actions..............................26 3.5.3 MP+STATE_INITIAL state machine..............32 3.5.4 MP+STATE_IDLE state machine.................35 3.5.5 MP+STATE_ADD state machine..................37 3.5.6 MP+STATE_REMOVE state machine...............41 3.5.7 MP+STATE_CLOSE state machine................44 4. PPP LCP Extensions..........................................46 5. Security Considerations.....................................47 6. References..................................................47 7. Author’s Address............................................47

1. Introduction

The PPP Multilink Protocol (MP), is a set of features that provide inverse multiplexing at the packet/fragment level by bundling multiple indepe...

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