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Title: Timer-based mechanisms in reliable transport protocol connection management: a comparison of the TCP and Delta-t protocol approaches

Abstract

There is a need for timer-based mechanisms (other than retransmission timers) to achieve reliable connection management in transport protocols. This need is illustrated by comparing the timer mechanisms in the Department of Defense Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), initially designed using only a message exchange based mechanism, and in the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory Delta-t protocol, designed explicitly to be timer based. The bounding of maximum packet lifetime and related parameters for achieving transport protocol reliability are important, and a mechanism is outlined for enforcing such a bound.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
California Univ., Livermore (USA). Lawrence Livermore Lab.
OSTI Identifier:
5550912
Report Number(s):
UCRL-83985; CONF-800511-1
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Trends and applications symposium, Gaithersburg, MD, USA, 29 May 1980
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; COMPUTER NETWORKS; DATA TRANSMISSION; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; ERRORS; FAILURES; MANAGEMENT; STANDARDS; COMMUNICATIONS; 990200* - Mathematics & Computers

Citation Formats

Watson, R.W. Timer-based mechanisms in reliable transport protocol connection management: a comparison of the TCP and Delta-t protocol approaches. United States: N. p., 1980. Web.
Watson, R.W. Timer-based mechanisms in reliable transport protocol connection management: a comparison of the TCP and Delta-t protocol approaches. United States.
Watson, R.W. Tue . "Timer-based mechanisms in reliable transport protocol connection management: a comparison of the TCP and Delta-t protocol approaches". United States. doi:.
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abstractNote = {There is a need for timer-based mechanisms (other than retransmission timers) to achieve reliable connection management in transport protocols. This need is illustrated by comparing the timer mechanisms in the Department of Defense Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), initially designed using only a message exchange based mechanism, and in the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory Delta-t protocol, designed explicitly to be timer based. The bounding of maximum packet lifetime and related parameters for achieving transport protocol reliability are important, and a mechanism is outlined for enforcing such a bound.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Feb 19 00:00:00 EST 1980},
month = {Tue Feb 19 00:00:00 EST 1980}
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