Classical IP


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Classical IP

An IETF standard for transmitting IP traffic in an ATM network. Classical IP performs the conversion from the IP addresses in the packets into ATM addresses as long as the destination is within the same subnet. Routing between networks is not supported. The Classical IP-enabled driver in the end station sends out an ARP request to a Classical IP-enabled ARP server, which returns the ATM address. See ARP.
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The ATM Forum standard for MPOA, which defines mechanisms for efficiently handling routed packets over an ATM network, introduces a level of scalability and efficiency for transporting legacy LAN traffic over ATM that surpasses previous standards such as LAN Emulation and Classical IP over ATM.
1 signaling); operation of existing network protocols via LAN Emulation and Classical IP, including virtual LAN and large packet support; development of ATM-aware applications using a standards-compliant API; and management of the ATM end system using a simple, intuitive, fully scriptable user interface, and standard network management (ILMI).
DC-ATM provides the industry leading implementation of the ATM standards, including UNI signalling, PNNI routing, Call Control, ILMI, SoftPVCs, and client and servers for LAN Emulation (LAN-E), Multiprotocol-over-ATM (MPOA) and classical IP over ATM.
For a $7,500 licensing fee, a limited number of developers will receive a package that includes a development license to Apple ATM Middleware, designed to help accelerate ATM solutions development by providing compatibility to the Mac OS, in addition to signaling modules, LAN emulation, classical IP (Internet Protocol) and an intuitive user interface.
Its Soft-ATM(R) product line includes ATM Signalling, ILMI, PNNI Routing, Classical IP over ATM, and LAN Emulation Client subsystems.

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