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BVCP: Banyan VINES Control Protocol
Banyan VINES Control Protocol(BVCP), as defined in IETF RFC 1763, is responsible for configuring, enabling, and disabling the VINES protocol modules on both ends of the point-to-point (PPP) link. In order to establish communications over a point-to-point link, each end of the PPP link must first send LCP packets to configure and test the data link. After the link has been established and optional facilities have been negotiated as needed by the LCP, PPP must send BVCP packets to choose and configure the VINES network-layer protocol. Once BVCP has reached the Opened state, VINES datagrams can be sent over the link. The link will remain configured for communications until explicit LCP or BVCP packets close the link down, or until some external event occurs (an inactivity timer expires or network administrator intervention).