Standards development within the Information Technology sector is harmonized with international standards development. Through the CSA Technical Committee on Information Technology (TCIT), Canadians serve as the Canadian Advisory Committee (CAC) on ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 on Information Technology (ISO/IEC JTC1) for the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), the ISO member body for Canada and sponsor of the Canadian National Committee of the IEC. Also, as a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Canada participates in the International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee (ITU-T).
At the time of publication, ISO/IEC 14165-241:2005 is available from ISO and IEC in English only. CSA will publish the French version when it becomes available from ISO and IEC.
This International Standard was reviewed by the CSA TCIT under the jurisdiction of the Strategic Steering Committee on Information Technology and deemed acceptable for use in Canada. (A committee membership list is available on request from the CSA Project Manager.) From time to time, ISO/IEC may publish addenda, corrigenda, etc. The CSA TCIT will review these documents for approval and publication. For a listing, refer to the CSA Information Products catalogue or CSA Info Update or contact a CSA Sales representative. This Standard has been formally approved, without modification, by the Technical Committee and has been approved as a National Standard of Canada by the Standards Council of Canada.
This part of ISO/IEC 14165 defines mappings for transporting Fibre Channel frames across ATM, SONET and TCP/IP backbone networks.
This part of ISO/IEC 14165 consists of three distinct Fibre Channel mappings resulting in the following three specifications:
- FC-BB-2_ATM (FC over ATM backbone network)
- FC-BB-2_SONET (FC over SONET backbone network)
- FC-BB-2_IP (FC over TPC/IP backbone network)
The backbone mappings support the attachment of fibre channel switches using the facilities of the underlying backbone network. Mappings of fibre channel to ATM and SONET are completely specified in this FC-BB-2 standard. With respect to TCP/IP, the FC-BB-2 and IETF Fibre Channel over TCP/IP specifications together describe how Fibre Channel frames are transported over a TCP/IP backbone. The FC-BB-2 standard describes the Fibre Channel characteristics associated with the encapsulation and transportation of Fibre Channel frames using Fibre Channel over TCP/IP. The IETF specifications provide details regarding the encapsulation and transportation of Fibre Channel frames over a TCP/IP backbone.