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1974 IEEE. Reprinted, with permission, from IEEE Trans on Comms, Vol Com-22, No 5 May 1974 A Protocol for Packet Network Intercommunication
 

Summary:  1974 IEEE. Reprinted, with permission, from IEEE Trans on Comms, Vol Com-22, No 5 May 1974
A Protocol for Packet Network Intercommunication
VINTON G. CERF AND ROBERT E. KAHN,
MEMBER, IEEE
Abstract -- A protocol that supports the sharing of resources that exist
in different packet switching networks is presented. The protocol provides
for variation in individual network packet sizes, transmission failures,
sequencing, flow control, end-to-end error checking, and the creation and
destruction of logical process-to-process connections. Some
implementation issues are considered, and problems such as internetwork
routing, accounting, and timeouts are exposed.
INTRODUCTION
IN THE LAST few years considerable effort has
been expended on the design and implementation of
packet switching networks [1]-[7],[14],[17]. A prin-
ciple reason for developing such networks has been
to facilitate the sharing of computer resources. A
packet communication network includes a transpor-
tation mechanism for delivering data between com-
puters or between computers and terminals. To

  

Source: Akella, Aditya - Department of Computer Sciences, University of Wisconsin at Madison
Campbell, Andrew T. - Department of Computer Science, Dartmouth College
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Database Group

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences; Engineering