Re: SLIP working group?

Drew Daniel Perkins (
Tue, 29 Mar 88 18:39:21 -0500 (EST)

I have a couple of RFC's partially completed. One RFC deals specifically with
the framing protocol on async serial lines, called the "Asynchronous Framing
Protocol (AFP)". It is basically the same as Rick Adams' defacto standard but
includes a type field, a 16-bit crc, and a strong suggestion to transmit an
extra FRAME_END character at the beginning of a non-back-to-back packet.
Another RFC defines the "Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)" which allows option
negotiations over point-to-point links. It is written in the telnet spirit and
allows future extensions to be easily incorporated. Other RFC's will handle IP
address negotiation (via a PPP option) as well as some simple compression

I'm currently implementing PPP on 4.3 in order to find problems before they're
cast in stone. I should be finished real soon now.


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