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Internet Protocol (RFC0791)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000003840D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 38 page(s) / 92K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

J. Postel: AUTHOR

Abstract

parameters of the quality of service desired. These parameters are to be used to guide the selection of the actual service parameters when transmitting a datagram through a particular network. Several networks offer service precedence, which somehow treats high precedence traffic as more important than other traffic (generally by accepting only traffic above a certain precedence at time of high load). The major choice is a three way tradeoff between low-delay, high-reliability, and high-throughput.

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RFC: 791

INTERNET PROTOCOL

DARPA INTERNET PROGRAM

PROTOCOL SPECIFICATION

September 1981

prepared for

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Information Processing Techniques Office

1400 Wilson Boulevard

Arlington, Virginia 22209

by

Information Sciences Institute

University of Southern California

4676 Admiralty Way

Marina del Rey, California 90291

September 1981

Internet Protocol

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PREFACE ........................................................ iii

1. INTRODUCTION ..................................................... 1

1.1 Motivation .................................................... 1

1.2 Scope ......................................................... 1

1.3 Interfaces .................................................... 1

1.4 Operation ..................................................... 2

2. OVERVIEW ......................................................... 5

2.1 Relation to Other Protocols ................................... 9

2.2 Model of Operation ............................................ 5

2.3 Function Description .......................................... 7

2.4 Gateways ...................................................... 9

3. SPECIFICATION ................................................... 11

3.1 Internet Header Format ....................................... 11

3.2 Discussion ................................................... 23

3.3 Interfaces ................................................... 31

APPENDIX A: Examples & Scenarios ................................... 34

APPENDIX B: Data Transmission Order ................................ 39

GLOSSARY ............................................................ 41

REFERENCES .......................................................... 45

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PREFACE

This document specifies the DoD Standard Internet Protocol. This

document is based on six earlier editions of the ARPA Internet Protocol

Specification, and the present text draws heavily from them. There have

been many contributors to this work both in terms of concepts and in

terms of text. This edition revises aspects of addressing, error

handling, o...