DESCRIPTIONThe atmllc node type translates frames in to and out of ATM LLC encapsulation, as specified by RFC 1483. In LLC encapsulation the protocol of a given protocol data unit (PDU) is specified by an IEEE 802.2 LLC header, possibly followed by an IEEE 802.1a SubNetwork Attachment Point (SNAP) header. This node currently handles the Ethernet and FDDI protocols.
The node transmits and receives ATM PDUs on the atm hook. Received PDUs are decoded and forwarded to the ether or fddi hooks as appropriate. Data received on the ether or fddi hooks are assumed to be full Ethernet or FDDI packets as appropriate and are encapsulated into a PDU and transmitted via the atm hook.
HOOKSThis node type supports the following hooks:
- ATM connection. Typically, this hook would be connected to a ng_atm4 node, which handles transmission of ATM PDUs over an ATM device.
- Ethernet connection. This hook sends and receives Ethernet frames. This would normally be connected to an ng_eiface4 node if in use.
- FDDI connection. This hook sends and receives FDDI frames.
CONTROL MESSAGESThis node type supports the generic control messages.
SHUTDOWNThis node shuts down upon receipt of a NGM_SHUTDOWN control message, or when all hooks have been disconnected.
AUTHORSAn Benno Rice Aq [email protected]