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Title: Mechanisms for a reliable timer-based protocol. [Packet-switched network]

Abstract

Timer-based protocol mechanisms are developed for reliable and efficient transmission of both single-message and message-stream traffic; that is, correct data delivery is assured in the face of lost, damaged, duplicate, and out-of-sequence packets. The protocol mechanisms seem particularly useful in a high-speed local network environment. Current reliable protocol design approaches are not well suited for single-message modes of communication appropriate, for example, to distributed network operating systems. The timer intervals that must be maintained for sender and receiver are developed along with the rules for timer operation, packet acceptance, packet creation, and connection opening and closing. The underlying assumptions about network characteristics required for the timer-based approach to work correctly are discussed, particularly, that maximum packet lifetime can be bounded. The timer-based mechanisms are compared with mechanisms designed to deal with the same problems by using the exchange of multiple messages to open and close logical connections or virtual circuits. 5 figures.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
California Univ., Livermore (USA). Lawrence Livermore Lab.
OSTI Identifier:
5172780
Report Number(s):
UCRL-80425; CONF-780206-1
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Computer network protocols, Liege, Belgium, 13 Feb 1978
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; DATA TRANSMISSION; SPECIFICATIONS; RECOMMENDATIONS; COMMUNICATIONS; 990200* - Mathematics & Computers

Citation Formats

Fletcher, J.G., and Watson, R.W. Mechanisms for a reliable timer-based protocol. [Packet-switched network]. United States: N. p., 1977. Web.
Fletcher, J.G., & Watson, R.W. Mechanisms for a reliable timer-based protocol. [Packet-switched network]. United States.
Fletcher, J.G., and Watson, R.W. Thu . "Mechanisms for a reliable timer-based protocol. [Packet-switched network]". United States.
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abstractNote = {Timer-based protocol mechanisms are developed for reliable and efficient transmission of both single-message and message-stream traffic; that is, correct data delivery is assured in the face of lost, damaged, duplicate, and out-of-sequence packets. The protocol mechanisms seem particularly useful in a high-speed local network environment. Current reliable protocol design approaches are not well suited for single-message modes of communication appropriate, for example, to distributed network operating systems. The timer intervals that must be maintained for sender and receiver are developed along with the rules for timer operation, packet acceptance, packet creation, and connection opening and closing. The underlying assumptions about network characteristics required for the timer-based approach to work correctly are discussed, particularly, that maximum packet lifetime can be bounded. The timer-based mechanisms are compared with mechanisms designed to deal with the same problems by using the exchange of multiple messages to open and close logical connections or virtual circuits. 5 figures.},
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