APPN/HPR in IP Networks APPN Implementers' Workshop Closed Pages Document
RFC 2353

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Network Working Group                                          G. Dudley
Request for Comments: 2353                                           IBM
Category: Informational                                         May 1998

                        APPN/HPR in IP Networks
           APPN Implementers' Workshop Closed Pages Document

Status of this Memo

   This memo provides information for the Internet community.  It does
   not specify an Internet standard of any kind.  Distribution of this
   memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (1998).  All Rights Reserved.

Table of Contents

   1.0  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   1.1  Requirements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.0  IP as a Data Link Control (DLC) for HPR   . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.1  Use of UDP and IP   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   2.2  Node Structure  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   2.3  Logical Link Control (LLC) Used for IP  . . . . . . . . . .   8
     2.3.1  LDLC Liveness   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       2.3.1.1  Option to Reduce Liveness Traffic   . . . . . . . .   9
   2.4  IP Port Activation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     2.4.1  Maximum BTU Sizes for HPR/IP  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   2.5  IP Transmission Groups (TGs)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     2.5.1  Regular TGs   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
       2.5.1.1  Limited Resources and Auto-Activation   . . . . . .  19
     2.5.2  IP Connection Networks  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
       2.5.2.1  Establishing IP Connection Networks   . . . . . . .  20
       2.5.2.2  IP Connection Network Parameters  . . . . . . . . .  22
       2.5.2.3  Sharing of TGs  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  24
       2.5.2.4  Minimizing RSCV Length  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  25
     2.5.3  XID Changes   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  26
     2.5.4  Unsuccessful IP Link Activation   . . . . . . . . . . .  30
   2.6  IP Throughput Characteristics   . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  34
     2.6.1  IP Prioritization   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  34
     2.6.2  APPN Transmission Priority and COS  . . . . . . . . . .  36
     2.6.3  Default TG Characteristics  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  36
     2.6.4  SNA-Defined COS Tables  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  38
     2.6.5  Route Setup over HPR/IP links   . . . . . . . . . . . .  39
     2.6.6  Access Link Queueing  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  39
   2.7  Port Link Activation Limits   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  40

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   2.8  Network Management  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  40
   2.9  IPv4-to-IPv6 Migration  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  41
   3.0  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  42
   4.0  Security Considerations   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  43
   5.0  Author's Address  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  44
   6.0  Appendix - Packet Format  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  45
   6.1  HPR Use of IP Formats   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  45
     6.1.1  IP Format for LLC Commands and Responses  . . . . . . .  45
     6.1.2  IP Format for NLPs in UI Frames   . . . . . . . . . . .  46
   7.0  Full Copyright Statement  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  48

1.0  Introduction

   The APPN Implementers' Workshop (AIW) is an industry-wide consortium
   of networking vendors that develops Advanced Peer-to-Peer
   Networking(R) (APPN(R)) standards and other standards related to
   Systems Network Architecture (SNA), and facilitates high quality,
   fully interoperable APPN and SNA internetworking products.  The AIW
   approved Closed Pages (CP) status for the architecture in this
   document on December 2, 1997, and, as a result, the architecture was
   added to the AIW architecture of record.  A CP-level document is
   sufficiently detailed that implementing products will be able to
   interoperate; it contains a clear and complete specification of all
   necessary changes to the architecture of record.  However, the AIW
   has procedures by which the architecture may be modified, and the AIW
   is open to suggestions from the internet community.

   The architecture for APPN nodes is specified in "Systems Network
   Architecture Advanced Peer-to-Peer Networking Architecture Reference"
   [1].  A set of APPN enhancements for High Performance Routing (HPR)
   is specified in "Systems Network Architecture Advanced Peer-to-Peer
   Networking High Performance Routing Architecture Reference, Version
   3.0" [2].  The formats associated with these architectures are
   specified in "Systems Network Architecture Formats" [3].  This memo
   assumes the reader is familiar with these specifications.

   This memo defines a method with which HPR nodes can use IP networks
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