ISO/IEC-9577 Information technology -- Protocol identification in the network layer

ISO/IEC-9577 - 4TH EDITION - CURRENT
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This Recommendation | Technical Report provides:

  • the description of a means to permit a protocol to be identified;
  • a record of the structure and allowable ranges of protocol identifier(s) which can be assigned by ITU-T, ISO/IEC and other authorities;
  • a record of the values of protocol identifiers used by OSI Network layer protocols and non-OSI protocols occupying a similar position: in particular, protocols with protocol control information commencing in octet 1 of the protocol data unit (header-oriented protocols), and protocols with protocol control information commencing in the final octet of the protocol data unit (trailer-oriented protocols), are covered; and
  • a record of the values that are in use as protocol control information in non-Network layer protocols where they impact on Network layer protocol identification.

The application of this Recommendation | Technical Report is:

  • in the identification of internationally standardized Network layer protocols operating directly above the Data Link service;
  • in the identification of protocols used in conjunction with internationally standardized Network layer protocols that operate directly above the Data Link service; and
  • to distinguish between Internationally standardized Network layer protocols, and other internationally standardized protocols used in conjunction with internationally standardized Network layer protocols.

This Recommendation | Technical Report is for use by ITU-T Study Groups, ISO/IEC Technical Committees and other authorities in applying the principles contained in clause 4, and in selecting an unused value or values from the range of values permitted in clauses 5 or 6, as appropriate. When a new value is selected, that value and its usage should be brought to the attention of ITU-T Study Group 7 or ISO/IEC JTC 1 SC6 so that this Recommendation | Technical Report can be amended.

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Document Number

ISO/IEC TR 9577:1999

Revision Level

4TH EDITION

Status

Current

Publication Date

Dec. 15, 1999

Committee Number

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 6