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Executive summary of the NRC report on transport protocols for Department of Defense data networks (RFC0939)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004355D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Oct-12
Document File: 16 page(s) / 40K

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Abstract

This RFC reproduces the material from the "front pages" of the National Research Council report resulting from a study of the DOD Internet Protocol (IP) and Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) in comparison with the ISO Internet Protocol (ISO-IP) and Transport Protocol level 4 (TP-4). The point of this RFC is to make the text of the Executive Summary widely available in a timely way. The order of presentation has been altered, and the pagination changed.

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Network Working Group National Research Council

Request for Comments: 939

February 1985

Executive Summary

of the NRC Report on

Transport Protocols for

Department of Defense

Data Networks

STATUS OF THIS MEMO

This RFC is distributed for information only. This RFC does not

establish any policy for the DARPA research community or the DDN

operational community. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

INTRODUCTION

This RFC reproduces the material from the "front pages" of the

National Research Council report resulting from a study of the DOD

Internet Protocol (IP) and Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) in

comparison with the ISO Internet Protocol (ISO-IP) and Transport

Protocol level 4 (TP-4). The point of this RFC is to make the text

of the Executive Summary widely available in a timely way. The order

of presentation has been altered, and the pagination changed.

The title of the full report is:

Transport Protocols for

Department of Defense

Data Networks

Report to the Department of Defense

and the National Bureau of Standards

Committee on Computer-Computer Communication Protocols

Board on Telecommunications and Computer Applications Commission on

Engineering and Technical Systems

National Research Council

National Academy Press

Washington, D.C. February 1985

RFC 939 February 1985

Executive Summary of the NRC Report Transport on Protocols

OVERVIEW

The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the

Governing Board on the National Research Council, whose members are

drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the

National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. The

members of the committee responsible for the report were chosen for

their special competences and with regard for appropriate balance.

This report has been reviewed by a group other than the authors,

according to procedures approved by a Report Review Committee

consisting of members of the National Academy of Sciences, the

National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine.

The National Research Council was established by the National Academy

of Sciences in 1916 to associate the broad community of science and

technology with the Academy's purposes of furthering knowledge and of

advising the federal government. The Council operates in accordance

with general policies determined by the Academy under the authority

of its congressional charter of 1863, which establishes the Academy

as a private, no...