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Enhanced Connectivity Facilities Frame Builder and Parser

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000035302D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Wu, RH [+details]

Abstract

Enhanced Connectivity Facilities (ECF) is a protocol to enable the data communication among various types of computer systems. The basic data unit in ECF is a data frame constructed in a certain format which consists of the header, nibblized data, capping character and frame ID. The header consists of the frame type, sequence number (SEQ), length (LL) and checksum (XSUM). The capping character (CAP) indicates the end of data.