RFC 2172







Network Working Group                                        M. Maruyama
Request for Comments: 2172                                   K. Murakami
Category: Informational                                 NTT Laboratories
                                                               June 1997


                    MAPOS Version 1 Assigned Numbers


Status of this Memo

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   does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.  Distribution of
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Authors' Note

   This memo documents the parameters used in the Multiple Access
   Protocol over SONET/SDH Version 1.  This document is NOT the product
   of an IETF working group nor is it a standards track document.  It
   has not necessarily benefited from the widespread and in-depth
   community review that standards track documents receive.

Abstract

   This document describes the protocol parameters used in the Multiple
   Access Over SONET/SDH (MAPOS) version 1. MAPOS is a link layer
   protocol and provides multiple access capability over SONET/SDH
   links.

1. Introduction

   Multiple Access Protocol over SONET/SDH (MAPOS) [1] is a high-speed
   link-layer protocol that provides multiple access capability over
   SONET(Synchronous Optical Network)/SDH(Synchronous Digital
   Hierarchy)[2][3][4][5]. Its frame format is based on the HDLC-like
   framing [6] for PPP.  A component called "Frame Switch" [1] allows
   multiple nodes to be connected together in a star topology to form a
   LAN. Using long haul SONET/SDH links, the nodes on such a "SONET-LAN"
   can span over a wide geographical area. The Internet Protocol (IP)
   [7] datagrams are transmitted in MAPOS HDLC frames [8].

   This document describes the protocol parameters used in MAPOS version
   1 [1].







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RFC 2172 MAPOS June 1997 2. Protocol Field Assignments The MAPOS Version 1 Data Link Layer [1] contains a 16 bit Protocol field to identify the the encapsulated protocol. The Protocol field is consistent with the ISO 3309 (HDLC) extension mechanism for address fields. All protocol numbers MUST be assigned such that the least significant bit of the most significant octet equals "0", and the least significant bit of the least significant octet equals "1". Assigned MAPOS Protocol Numbers Value (in hex) Protocol Name 0001-001F Not Used - reserved 0021 MAPOS Version 1 Internet Protocol Version 4 [8] 0023-FCFF Not Used - reserved FE01 MAPOS Version 1 Address Resolution Protocol (ARP[8]) FE03 MAPOS Version 1 Node Switch Protocol (NSP[9]) FE05 MAPOS Version 1 Switch Switch Protocol (SSP[10]) FE07-FEFF Not Used - reserved References [1] Murakami, K. and M. Maruyama, "MAPOS - Multiple Access Protocol over SONET/SDH, Version 1," RFC 2171, June 1997. [2] CCITT Recommendation G.707: Synchronous Digital Hierarchy Bit Rates (1990). [3] CCITT Recommendation G.708: Network Node Interface for Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (1990). [4] CCITT Recommendation G.709: Synchronous Multiplexing Structure (1990). [5] American National Standard for Telecommunications - Digital Hierarchy - Optical Interface Rates and Formats Specification, ANSI T1.105-1991. [6] Simpson, W., editor, "PPP in HDLC-like Framing," RFC 1662, July 1994. [7] Postel, J., "Internet Protocol (IP)," RFC 791, September 1981. [8] Murakami, K. and M. Maruyama, "IPv4 over MAPOS Version 1," RFC 2176, June, 1997. Maruyama & Murakami Informational [Page 2]
RFC 2172 MAPOS June 1997 [9] Murakami, K. and M. Maruyama, "A MAPOS version 1 Extension - Node Switch Protocol," RFC 2173, June, 1997. [10] Murakami, K. and M. Maruyama, "A MAPOS version 1 Extension - Switch Switch Protocol," RFC 2174, June, 1997. Acknowledgements The authors would like to acknowledge the contributions and thoughtful suggestions of John P. Mullaney, Clark Bremer, Masayuki Kobayashi, Paul Francis, Toshiaki Yoshida, and Takahiro Sajima. Author's Address Mitsuru Maruyama NTT Software Laboratories 3-9-11, Midori-cho Musashino-shi Tokyo-180, Japan E-mail: mitsuru@ntt-20.ecl.net Ken Murakami NTT Software Laboratories 3-9-11, Midori-cho Musashino-shi Tokyo-180, Japan E-mail: murakami@ntt-20.ecl.net Maruyama & Murakami Informational [Page 3]

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