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Delay-Tolerant Networking TCP Convergence-Layer Protocol (RFC7242)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000237349D
Original Publication Date: 2014-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2014-Jun-14
Document File: 44 page(s) / 54K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

M. Demmer: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This document describes the TCP-based convergence-layer protocol for Delay-Tolerant Networking. Delay-Tolerant Networking is an end-to- end architecture providing communications in and/or through highly stressed environments, including those with intermittent connectivity, long and/or variable delays, and high bit error rates. More detailed descriptions of the rationale and capabilities of these networks can be found in "Delay-Tolerant Network Architecture" [RFC4838].

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Internet Research Task Force (IRTF)                            M. Demmer Request for Comments: 7242                                   UC Berkeley Category: Experimental                                            J. Ott ISSN: 2070-1721                                         Aalto University                                                             S. Perreault

                                                               June 2014

         Delay-Tolerant Networking TCP Convergence-Layer Protocol

Abstract

   This document describes the protocol for the TCP-based convergence    layer for Delay-Tolerant Networking (DTN).  It is the product of the    IRTF's DTN Research Group (DTNRG).

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is    published for examination, experimental implementation, and    evaluation.

   This document defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet    community.  This document is a product of the Internet Research Task    Force (IRTF).  The IRTF publishes the results of Internet-related    research and development activities.  These results might not be    suitable for deployment.  This RFC represents the consensus of the    Delay-Tolerant Networking Research Group of the Internet Research    Task Force (IRTF).  Documents approved for publication by the IRSG    are not a candidate for any level of Internet Standard; see Section 2    of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at    http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7242.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (c) 2014 IETF Trust and the persons identified as the    document authors.  All rights reserved.

   This document is subject to BCP 78 and the IETF Trust's Legal    Provisions Relating to IETF Documents    (http://trustee.ietf.org/license-info) in effect on the date of    publication of this document.  Please review these documents    carefully, as they describe your rights and restrictions with respect    to this document.

Demmer, et al.                Experimental                      [Page 1]
 RFC 7242                DTN TCP Convergence Layer              June 2014

 Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................2

   2. Definitions .....................................................4

      2.1. Definitions Specific to the TCPCL Protocol .................4

   3. General Protocol Description ....................................5

      3.1. Bidirectional Use of TCP C...