Transmission of IP over Ethernet over IEEE 802.16 Networks
RFC 5692

 
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Network Working Group                                            H. Jeon
Request for Comments: 5692                                      S. Jeong
Category: Standards Track                                           ETRI
                                                               M. Riegel
                                                                     NSN
                                                            October 2009

       Transmission of IP over Ethernet over IEEE 802.16 Networks

Abstract

   This document describes the transmission of IPv4 over Ethernet, as
   well as IPv6 over Ethernet, in an access network deploying the IEEE
   802.16 cellular radio transmission technology.  The Ethernet on top
   of IEEE 802.16 is realized by bridging connections that IEEE 802.16
   provides between a base station and its associated subscriber
   stations.  Due to the resource constraints of radio transmission
   systems and the limitations of the IEEE 802.16 Media Access Control
   (MAC) functionality for the realization of an Ethernet, the
   transmission of IP over Ethernet over IEEE 802.16 may considerably
   benefit by adding IP-specific support functions in the Ethernet over
   IEEE 802.16 while maintaining full compatibility with standard IP
   over Ethernet behavior.

Status of This Memo

   This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the
   Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for
   improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet
   Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state
   and status of this protocol.  Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

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Jeon, et al.                Standards Track                     [Page 1]
RFC 5692                IPoEth over IEEE 802.16             October 2009

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Jeon, et al.                Standards Track                     [Page 2]
RFC 5692                IPoEth over IEEE 802.16             October 2009

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................4
   2. Requirements ....................................................4
   3. Terminology .....................................................4
   4. The IEEE 802.16 Link Model ......................................4
      4.1. Connection-Oriented Air Interface ..........................4
      4.2. MAC Addressing in IEEE 802.16 ..............................5
      4.3. Unidirectional Broadcast and Multicast Support .............6
      4.4. IEEE 802.16 Convergence Sublayer for IP over Ethernet ......6
   5. Ethernet Network Model for IEEE 802.16 ..........................6
      5.1. IEEE 802.16 Ethernet Link Model ............................7
      5.2. Ethernet without Native Broadcast and Multicast Support ....8
      5.3. Network-Side Bridging Function .............................8
      5.4. Segmenting the Ethernet into VLANs .........................9
   6. Transmission of IP over Ethernet over IEEE 802.16 Link ..........9
      6.1. Generic IP over Ethernet Network Scenario ..................9
      6.2. Transmission of IP over Ethernet ..........................10
           6.2.1. IPv4-over-Ethernet Packet Transmission .............10
           6.2.2. IPv6-over-Ethernet Packet Transmission .............11
           6.2.3. Maximum Transmission Unit ..........................11
           6.2.4. Prefix Assignment ..................................11
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