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Concluded WG OSI General (osigen)

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WG Name OSI General
Acronym osigen
Area OSI Integration Area (osi)
State Concluded
Charter charter-ietf-osigen-01 Approved
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Personnel Chairs Robert Hagens, Ross Callon
Area Director Robert Hagens
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Final Charter for Working Group

Help facilitate the incorporation of the OSI protocol suite into the
Internet, to operate in parallel with the TCP/IP protocol suite.
Facilitate the co-existence and interoperability of the TCP/IP and OSI
protocol suites.


Date Milestone Associated documents
Jan 1989 Review the OSI protocol mechanisms proposed for the upcoming Berkeley release 4.4. Coordinate efforts with Berkeley.
Jan 1989 Review short-term issues involved in adding OSI gateways to the Internet. Preferably, this should allow OSI and/or dual gateways to be present by the time that Berkeley release 4.4 comes out.
Jan 1989 For interoperability between OSI end systems and TCP/IP end systems, there will need to be application layer gateways. Determine if there are any outstanding issues here.
Jan 1989 Determine what should be used short-term for (i) intra-domain routing; and (ii) inter-domain routing.
Jan 1989 Review GOSIP. Open liaison with Government OSI Users Group (GOSIUG) for feedback of issues and concerns that we may discover.

Done milestones

Date Milestone Associated documents
Done Specify an addressing format (from those available from the OSI NSAP addressing structure) for use in the Internet. Coordinate addressing format with GOSIP version 2 and possibly other groups.