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XDR: External Data Representation Standard (RFC1832)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004090D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 19 page(s) / 44K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

R. Srinivasan: AUTHOR

Abstract

This document describes the External Data Representation Standard (XDR) protocol as it is currently deployed and accepted.

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Network Working Group R. Srinivasan

Request for Comments: 1832 Sun Microsystems

Category: Standards Track August 1995

XDR: External Data Representation Standard

Status of this Memo

This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the

Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for

improvements. Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet

Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state

and status of this protocol. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

ABSTRACT

This document describes the External Data Representation Standard

(XDR) protocol as it is currently deployed and accepted.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. INTRODUCTION 2

2. BASIC BLOCK SIZE 2

3. XDR DATA TYPES 3

3.1 Integer 3

3.2 Unsigned Integer 4

3.3 Enumeration 4

3.4 Boolean 4

3.5 Hyper Integer and Unsigned Hyper Integer 4

3.6 Floating-point 5

3.7 Double-precision Floating-point 6

3.8 Quadruple-precision Floating-point 7

3.9 Fixed-length Opaque Data 8

3.10 Variable-length Opaque Data 8

3.11 String 9

3.12 Fixed-length Array 10

3.13 Variable-length Array 10

3.14 Structure 11

3.15 Discriminated Union 11

3.16 Void 12

3.17 Constant 12

3.18 Typedef 13

3.19 Optional-data 14

3.20 Areas for Future Enhancement 15

4. DISCUSSION 15

5. THE XDR LANGUAGE SPECIFICATION 17

5.1 Notational Conventions 17

5.2 Lexical Notes 17

5.3 Syntax Information 18

5.4 Syntax Notes ...