IP Over Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ipatm) Charter
NOTE: This charter is accurate as of the 31st IETF Meeting in San Jose. It
may now be out-of-date. (Consider this a "snapshot" of the working
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Description of Working Group
The IP Over Asynchronous Transfer Mode Working Group will focus on
the issues involved in running internetworking protocols over
Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) networks. The final goal for the
working group is to produce standards for the TCP/IP protocol suite,
and recommendations which could be used by other internetworking
protocol standards (e.g., ISO, CLNP and IEEE 802.2 Bridging).
The working group will initially develop experimental protocols for
encapsulation, multicasting, addressing, address resolution, call set
up, and network management to allow the operation of internetwork
protocols over an ATM network. The working group may later submit
these protocols for standardization.
The working group will not develop physical layer standards for ATM.
These are well covered in other standards groups and do not need to be
addressed in this group.
The working group will develop models of ATM internetworking
architectures. This will be used to guide the development of specific IP
over ATM protocols.
The working group will also develop and maintain a list of technical
unknowns that relate to internetworking over ATM. These will be used
to direct future work of the working group or be submitted to other
standards or research groups as appropriate.
The working group will coordinate its work with other relevant
standards bodies (e.g., ANSI T1S1.5) to insure that it does not
duplicate their work, and that its work meshes well with other
activities in this area. The working group will select among ATM
protocol options (e.g., selection of an adaptation layer) and
make recommendations to the ATM standards bodies regarding the
requirements for internetworking over ATM where the current ATM
standards do not meet the needs of internetworking.
Goals and Milestones
- First Meeting. Establish detailed goals and milestones for Working Group.
- Post an Internet-Draft for a mechanism for IP over ATM. (Multi-Protocol Interconnect over ATM AAL5)
- Submit the Multi-Protocol Interconnect over ATM AAL5 to the IESG as a Proposed Standard.
- Post Internet-Draft for ``Internet Requirements for ATM Signaling.''
- Jul 93
- Submit ``Internet Requirements for ATM Signaling'' to the IESG for consideration as an Informational Document.
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