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DoD standard Internet Protocol (RFC0760)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000003808D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-14
Document File: 46 page(s) / 46K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

J. Postel: AUTHOR

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC0760: DOI

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RFC: 760 IEN: 128 DOD STANDARD INTERNET PROTOCOL January 1980

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

January 1980 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 ................................... 5 2.2 Model of Operation ............................................ 5 2.3 Function Description .......................................... 7

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

3.1 Internet Header Format ....................................... 11 3.2 Discussion ................................................... 21 3.3 Examples & Scenarios ......................................... 30 3.4 Interfaces ................................................... 34

GLOSSARY ............................................................ 37

REFERENCES .......................................................... 41

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PREFACE

This document specifies the DoD Standard Internet Protocol. This document is based on five 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 the details security, compartmentation, and precedence features of the internet protocol.

Jon Postel

Editor

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January 1980 RFC: 760 IEN: 128 Replaces: IENs 123, 111, 80, 54, 44, 41, 28, 26

DOD STANDARD

INTERNET PROTOCOL

1. INTRODUCTION

1.1. Motivation

The Internet Protocol is designed for use in interconnected systems of packet-switched computer communication networks. Such a system has been called a "catenet" [1]. The internet protocol provides for transmitting blocks of data called datagrams from sources to destinations, where sources and destinations are hosts identified by fixed length addresses. The internet protocol also provides for fragmentation and reassembly of long datagrams, if necessary, for transmission through "small packet" networks.

1.2. Scope

The internet protocol is specifically limited in scope to provide the functions necessary to deliver a package of bits (an internet datagram) from a source to a destination over an interconnected system of networks. There are no mechani...

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