IEEE 802.17
Resilient Packet Ring Working Group

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Working Group Description

In Metropolitan and Wide Area Networks, fiber optic rings are widely deployed. These rings are currently using protocols that are neither optimized nor scalable to the demands of packet networks, including speed of deployment, bandwidth allocation and throughput, resiliency to faults, and reduced equipment and operational costs.

The IEEE 802.17 Resilient Packet Ring Working Group develops standards to support the development and deployment of Resilient Packet Ring (RPR) networks in Local, Metropolitan, and Wide Area Networks for resilient and efficient transfer of data packets at rates scalable to many gigabits per second. These standards build upon existing Physical Layer specifications, and develop new PHYs where appropriate. IEEE 802.17 is a unit of the IEEE 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee.

Active Projects

The P802.17 Working Group has finished its planned work. There are no active projects.

Completed Projects

802.17-2004 Base Standard

802.17a-2004 Amendment

802.17b-2007 Amendment

802.17c-2010 Amendment

802.17d Revision to 802.17-2004

802.17 Maintenance

802.17 Interpretations

Online Standards Documents

802.17 MIBs

802.17 Standards

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