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Discard Process (RFC0348) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000003538D
Original Publication Date: 1972-May-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
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J. Postel: AUTHOR


Discard Process

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Network Working Group Jon Postel

Request for Comments : 348 Computer Science


NIC : 10427 30 May 72

Categories : Standard Processes

Discard Process

I suggest that for debugging and measurement purposes those hosts which

are willing implement a "Discard" process.

This discard process would listen for a request for connection and

execute the Initial Connection Protocol (ICP) as specified in NIC 7104

the "Current Network Protocols" notebook. Upon completion of the ICP

the discard process would wait for data from the network. When data is

received from the network it is discarded at once, (and the buffer space

is re-allocated). The discard process is terminated by closing the

network connections.

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