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RFC 4172

"iFCP - A Protocol for Internet Fibre Channel Storage Networking", September 2005

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RFC 6172, RFC 7146
C. Monia
R. Mullendore
F. Travostino
W. Jeong
M. Edwards
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This document specifies an architecture and a gateway-to-gateway protocol for the implementation of fibre channel fabric functionality over an IP network. This functionality is provided through TCP protocols for fibre channel frame transport and the distributed fabric services specified by the fibre channel standards. The architecture enables internetworking of fibre channel devices through gateway-accessed regions with the fault isolation properties of autonomous systems and the scalability of the IP network. [STANDARDS-TRACK]

For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.

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