IEEE 802.1

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IEEE 802.1 is a working group of the IEEE 802 project of the IEEE Standards Association.

It is concerned with:[1]

LAN/MAN bridging and management. Covers management and the lower sub-layers of OSI Layer 2,

IEEE 802.1 standards[edit]

Standard Description Status[2]


802.1B-1992 LAN/MAN Management Withdrawn in 2004
802.1k-1993[3] Discovery and Dynamic Control of Event Forwarding (Amendment to 802.1B-1992) Withdrawn in 2004


802.1D-1990 MAC Bridges Superseded by 802.1D-1998
802.1i-1995 FDDI bridging (see ANSI X3T9.5) Superseded
802.1j-1996 Managed objects for MAC Bridges Superseded by 802.1D-1998
P802.1p Traffic Class Expediting and Dynamic Multicast Filtering Merged into 802.1D-1998
802.1D-1998 MAC Bridges (rollup of 802.1D-1990, 802.1j, 802.6k, P802.12e and P802.1p) Superseded by 802.1D-2004
P802.1r GARP Proprietary Attribute Registration Protocol (GPRP) Withdrawn
802.1t-2001 Technical and Editorial corrections for 802.1D-1998 Incorporated into 802.1D-2004
802.1w-2001 Rapid Reconfiguration of Spanning Tree Incorporated into 802.1D-2004
P802.1y Maintenance to 802.1D-1998 Merged into 802.1D-2004
802.1D-2004 MAC Bridges (rollup of 802.1D-1998, 802.1t, 802.1w, P802.1y, and 802.11c) Incorporated into 802.1Q-2014[4]


802.1E-1990 System Load Protocol Withdrawn in 2004
802.1m-1993 Managed objects for System Load Protocol (Amendment to 802.1E-1990) Withdrawn in 2004


802.1F-1993 Common Definitions and Procedures for IEEE 802 Management Information Withdrawn in 2009


802.1G-1996 Remote MAC Bridging Withdrawn in 2009


802.1H-1995 Ethernet MAC Bridging Withdrawn in 2011


802.1Q-1998 Virtual LANs Incorporated into 802.1Q-2003
802.1v-2001 VLAN Classification by Protocol and Port Incorporated into 802.1Q-2003
802.1u-2001 Technical and Editorial corrections for 802.1Q-1998 Incorporated into 802.1Q-2003
802.1s-2002 Multiple Spanning Trees Incorporated into 802.1Q-2003
802.1Q-2003 Virtual LANs (Rollup of 802.1Q-1998, 802.1s, 802.1u and 802.1v) Incorporated into 802.1Q-2005
P802.1z Maintenance to 802.1Q-2003 Merged into 802.1Q-2005
802.1Q-2005 VLAN Bridges (Rollup of 802.1Q-2003 and P802.1z) Incorporated into 802.1Q-2011
802.1ad-2005 Provider Bridging Incorporated into 802.1Q-2011
802.1ak-2007 Replace GARP with Multiple Registration Protocol (MRP), MVRP and MMRP. Incorporated into 802.1Q-2011
802.1ag-2007 Connectivity Fault Management Incorporated into 802.1Q-2011
802.1ah-2008 Provider Backbone Bridge (PBB) Incorporated into 802.1Q-2011
802.1Q-2005/Cor1-2008 Technical corrections for Multiple Registration Protocol Incorporated into 802.1Q-2011
802.1ap-2008 Management Information Base (MIB) definitions for VLAN Bridges Incorporated into 802.1Q-2011
802.1aj-2009 Two Port MAC Relay (TPMR) Incorporated into 802.1Q-2011
802.1Qav-2009 Forwarding and Queuing Enhancements for Time-sensitive Streams Incorporated into 802.1Q-2011
802.1Qaw-2009 Management of Data-Driven and Data-Dependent Connectivity Faults Incorporated into 802.1Q-2011
802.1Qay-2009 Provider Backbone Bridge Traffic Engineering (PBB-TE) Incorporated into 802.1Q-2011
802.1Qat-2010 Stream Reservation Protocol (SRP) Incorporated into 802.1Q-2011
802.1Qau-2010 Congestion Management Incorporated into 802.1Q-2011
802.1Q-2011 VLAN Bridges (Rollup of 802.1Q-2005+Cor-1 and 802.1ad/ag/ah/aj/ak/ap/Qat/Qav/Qaw/Qay/Qau) Incorporated into 802.1Q-2014
802.1Qaz-2011 Enhanced Transmission Selection for Bandwidth Sharing Between Traffic Classes Incorporated into 802.1Q-2014
802.1Qbb-2011 Priority-based Flow Control Incorporated into 802.1Q-2014
802.1Qbc-2011 Provider Bridging — Remote Customer Service Interface Incorporated into 802.1Q-2014
802.1Qbe-2011 Multiple Backbone Service Instance Identifier (I-SID) Registration Protocol (MIRP) Incorporated into 802.1Q-2014
802.1Qbf-2011 PBB-TE Infrastructure Segment Protection Incorporated into 802.1Q-2014
802.1aq-2012 Shortest Path Bridging (SPB) Incorporated into 802.1Q-2014
802.1Qbg-2012 Edge Virtual Bridging Incorporated into 802.1Q-2014
802.1Q-2011/Cor 2-2012 Minor technical and editorial fixes to 802.1Q-2011 Incorporated into 802.1Q-2014
P802.1Qbh Bridge port Extension / VN-Tag [2] Merged into 802.1BR[5]
802.1Qbp-2014 Equal Cost Multiple Paths for (Shortest Path Bridging)[6] Incorporated into 802.1Q-2014
802.1Q-2014 Bridged Networks (Rollup of 802.1Q-2011+Cor2 and 802.1Qbe/Qbc/Qbb/Qaz/Qbf/Qbg/aq) & functionality previously specified in 802.1D Current[4]
802.1Q-2014/Cor 1-2015 Minor technical and editorial fixes to 802.1Q-2014 Current[4]
802.1Qbv-2015 Enhancements for Scheduled Traffic Current[7]
802.1Qca-2015 Path Control and Reservation Current[8]
802.1Qcd-2015 Datacenter Bridging application-specific TLVs Current
802.1Qbu-2016 Frame Preemption Current
802.1Qbz-2016 Enhancements to Bridging of 802.11 Media Current
802.1Qch-2017 Cyclic Queuing and Forwarding Current
802.1Qci-2017 Per-Stream Filtering and Policing Current
802.1Qcc Stream Reservation Protocol (SRP) Enhancements and Performance Improvements in progress
802.1Qcr Asynchronous Traffic Shaping in progress[9]


802.1X-2001 Port Based Network Access Control Incorporated into 802.1X-2004
P802.1aa Maintenance to 802.1X-2001 Merged into 802.1X-2004
802.1X-2004 Port Based Network Access Control (Rollup of 802.1X-2001 and P802.1aa) Incorporated into 802.1Q-2005
P802.1af Media Access Control (MAC) Key Security Merged into 802.1X-2010
802.1X-2010 Port Based Network Access Control (revision of 802.1X-2004, including P802.1af) Current
802.1Xbx-2014 MAC Security Key Agreement protocol (MKA) extensions Current[10]


802.1AB-2005 Station and Media Access Control Connectivity Discovery (LLDP) Incorporated into 802.1AB-2009
802.1AB-2009 Station and Media Access Control Connectivity Discovery (LLDP) (revision to 802.1AB-2005) Superseded by 802.1AB-2016
802.1AB-2009/Cor 1-2013 Technical corrections for Station and Media Access Control Connectivity Discovery (LLDP) Superseded by 802.1AB-2016
802.1AB-2009/Cor 2-2015 Technical corrections for Station and Media Access Control Connectivity Discovery (LLDP) Superseded by 802.1AB-2016
802.1AB-2016 Station and Media Access Control Connectivity Discovery (LLDP) Current


802.1AC-2012 Media Access Control (MAC) Services Definition (from 802.1D and 802.1Q) Superseded by 802.1AC-2016
802.1AC-2016 Media Access Control (MAC) Services Definition (revision of 802.1AC-2012) Current


802.1AE-2006 MAC Security Current
802.1AEbn-2011 Galois Counter Mode-Advanced Encryption Standard-256 (GCM-AES-256) Cipher Suite Current
802.1AEbw-2013 Extended Packet Numbering Current


802.1AR-2009 Secure Device Identity (DevID) Superseded by 802.1AR-2018
802.1AR-2018 Secure Device Identity (DevID) Current


802.1AS-2011 Timing and Synchronization for Time-Sensitive Applications in Bridged Local Area Networks. Current
802.1AS-2011/Cor 1-2013 Technical and editorial corrections Current
802.1AS-2011/Cor 2-2015 Technical and editorial corrections Current
802.1ASbt Enhancements and performance improvements in Progress


802.1AX-2008 Link Aggregation (Initially created as 802.3ad-2000) Incorporated into 802.1AX-2014
802.1AXbk Add support for Provider Bridged Networks and two-port MAC relays to Link Aggregation Incorporated into 802.1AX-2014
802.1AXbq Distributed Resilient Network Interconnect Incorporated into 802.1AX-2014
802.1AX-2014 Rollup of 802.1AX, AXbk and AXbq amendments. Current
802.1AX-2014/Cor 1-2017 Technical and editorial corrections Current


802.1BA-2011 Audio Video Bridging (AVB) Systems Current
802.1BA-2011/Cor 1-2016 Technical and editorial corrections Current


802.1BR-2012 Bridge Port Extension VN-Tag[11](incorporates work from P802.1Qbh) Current


802.1CB Frame Replication and Elimination for Reliability in progress

The IEEE 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee makes current standards freely available, after a six-month delay, through their Get IEEE 802.1 program.

Other recent 802.1 standards are available through the IEEE for a fee.


  1. ^ "IEEE 802.1". IEEE. Retrieved 2016-06-24.
  2. ^ "IEEE Standards status". IEEE-SA.
  3. ^ 802.1k-1993 - Local and Metropolitan Area Networks: Supplement to LAN/MAN Management: Discovery and Dynamic Control of Event Forwarding (Clause 11), IEEE
  4. ^ a b c Bridges and Bridged Networks
  5. ^ IEEE 802.1: 802.1BR - Bridge Port Extension
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ "802.1Qbv-2015 - IEEE Standard for Local and metropolitan area networks -- Bridges and Bridged Networks - Amendment 25: Enhancements for Scheduled Traffic". IEEE. 2016-03-18. Retrieved 2016-06-24.
  8. ^ "802.1Qca-2015 - IEEE Standard for Local and metropolitan area networks-- Bridges and Bridged Networks - Amendment 24: Path Control and Reservation". IEEE. Retrieved 2016-06-24.
  9. ^ "P802.1Qcr PAR" (PDF). IEEE. Retrieved 2016-06-24.
  10. ^
  11. ^ HP accuses Cisco of diverting data center standard" Archived 2011-07-14 at the Wayback Machine

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