RFC 1122, "Requirements for Internet Hosts - Communication Layers", October 1989Source of RFC: Legacy
Area Assignment: int
Errata ID: 5033
Publication Format(s) : TEXT
Reported By: Eric Gray
Date Reported: 2017-06-08
Section 2.3.2 says:
Section 2.3.2, and subsections 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168, do not belong where they are in this RFC.
It should say:
Move the text in this section either under section 2.4, or in section 3.
ARP is a protocol used by Internet devices for the purpose of mapping Internet Addresses to MAC addresses. Link layer devices and associated protocols will only support and/or use ARP to the extent that they are also Internet devices (for example if participating in management protocols developed to operate between IP addressed devices).
Hence referring to ARP as a Link Layer Protocol will only continue to confuse the industry.
Because the number of references to ARP refering to Link.2, perhaps it would be easiest to move the text to section 2.4, adding a new subsection header 2.4.1 for the text currently in section 2.4, and renumbering current section 2.3.2 to 2.4.2 (as well as renumbering subsections 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206, respectively).
Refering to ARP as a part of the Link/Internet Layer Interface is more accurate.