Logical IP Subnetworks over MCNS Data Link Services

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (ipcdn WG)
Author Gerry White 
Last updated 1997-08-28
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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This memo defines an initial application of IP and ARP in an MCNS Community Access Television (CATV) Residential Access Network environment where the cable system is used for bi-directional data transfer. The MCNS network provides a traditional Ethernet or 802.2 link layer service between a cable system head end and the customer premises using the cable television system infrastructure. This interface is available via IEEE 802.1D layer services to support IP residential access networking services. In this memo, the term Logical IP Subnetwork (LIS) is defined to apply to traditional IP over Ethernet operating over MCNS services. The recommendations in this draft rely on existing IETF standards for IP and ARP over Broadcast Ethernet networks.


Gerry White (gwhite@baynetworks.com)

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