Local Area Network Transmit Forward
Original Publication Date: 1984-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-05
This article describes a message format and technique for measuring the path lengths between two stations in a communicating network system. A plurality of transmit forward messages are concatenated and are subsequently processed to provide the measurement information. Each station receiving the concatenated message strips off a portion of the header and the trailer. The process (that is, stripping) continues until an originating station receives a return message containing the measurement information. The message uses a transmit forward format. The destination station retransmits the data as a new message. The format is as follows: "X,C,B(DATA)" where "X" represents a transmit forward header and informs C to retransmit the "DATA" as a new message.