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A Method for Ensuring Successful Data Delivery in an Asynchronous Data Transfer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000010894D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Jan-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jan-30

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

In an environment that transfers data from a source to a destination using packets, it may become necessary for the source to know that a particular packet has arrived at the destination. This is especially true if real-time control of a remote piece of hardware is required (when the contents of the next transfer to the destination is based on the destination's response to the previous packet contents). This invention, called a "Wrap Byte", provides a means for the source to determine if a particular packet has arrived at the destination.