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Integrated Services over IEEE 802.1D/802.1p Networks

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (issll WG)
Authors Mick Seaman , Andrew H. Smith , Eric S. Crawley
Last updated 1997-06-23 (Latest revision 1996-12-17)
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Expired & archived
Stream WG state WG Document
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This document describes the support of IETF Integrated Services over LANs built from IEEE 802 network segments which may be interconnected by draft standard IEEE P802.1p switches. It describes the practical capabilities and limitations of this technology for supporting Controlled Load [8] and Guaranteed Service [9] using the inherent capabilities of the relevant 802 technologies [5],[6] etc. and the proposed 802.1p queuing features in switches. IEEE P802.1p [2] is a superset of the existing IEEE 802.1D bridging specification. This document provides a functional model for the layer 3 to layer 2 and user-to-network dialogue which supports admission control and defines requirements for interoperability between switches. The special case of such networks where the sender and receiver are located on the same segment is also discussed. This scheme expands on the ISSLL over 802 LANs framework described in [7]. It makes reference to an admission control signaling protocol developed by the ISSLL WG which is known as the 'Subnet Bandwidth Manager'. This is an extension to the IETF's RSVP protocol [4] and is described in a separate document [10].


Mick Seaman
Andrew H. Smith
Eric S. Crawley

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