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Transmission of IPv4 Packets over the IP Convergence Sublayer of IEEE 802.16 (RFC5948) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000198991D
Original Publication Date: 2010-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-Aug-20
Document File: 26 page(s) / 27K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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S. Madanapalli: AUTHOR [+3]


IEEE 802.16 [IEEE802_16] is a connection-oriented access technology for the last mile. The IEEE 802.16 specification includes the Physical (PHY) and Media Access Control (MAC) layers. The MAC layer includes various Convergence Sublayers (CSs) for transmitting higher- layer packets, including IPv4 packets [IEEE802_16].

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                    S. Madanapalli Request for Comments: 5948                             iRam Technologies Category: Standards Track                                        S. Park ISSN: 2070-1721                                      Samsung Electronics                                                           S. Chakrabarti                                                              IP Infusion                                                            G. Montenegro                                                    Microsoft Corporation                                                              August 2010

      Transmission of IPv4 Packets over the IP Convergence Sublayer                              of IEEE 802.16


   IEEE 802.16 is an air interface specification for wireless broadband    access.  IEEE 802.16 has specified multiple service-specific    Convergence Sublayers for transmitting upper-layer protocols.  The    Packet CS (Packet Convergence Sublayer) is used for the transport of    all packet-based protocols such as the Internet Protocol (IP) and    IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet).  The IP-specific part of the Packet CS enables    the transport of IPv4 packets directly over the IEEE 802.16 Media    Access Control (MAC) layer.

   This document specifies the frame format, the Maximum Transmission    Unit (MTU), and the address assignment procedures for transmitting    IPv4 packets over the IP-specific part of the Packet Convergence    Sublayer of IEEE 802.16.

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force    (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has    received public review and has been approved for publication by the    Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on    Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at

 Madanapalli, et al.          Standards Track                    [Page 1]
 RFC 5948             IPv4 over IEEE 802.16's IPv4 CS         August 2010

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