The rfc1490 node type performs protocol encapsulation, de-encapsulation, and multiplexing according to RFC 1490 (which has since been updated by RFC 2427). This particular type of encapsulation is often used on top of frame relay DLCI channels.
The downstream hook is used to transmit and receive encapsulated frames. On the other side of the node, the inet and ppp hooks are used to transmit and receive raw IP frames and PPP frames, respectively. PPP frames are transmitted and received according to RFC 1973; in particular, frames appearing on the ppp hook begin with the PPP protocol number. The ethernet hook can be used to transmit and receive Ethernet frames (without a checksum) in RFC 1490s bridging format.
Typically the inet hook is connected to the inet hook of an ng_iface(4) node.
This node type supports the following hooks: