Selective Acknowledgement and Retransmission in a Packet Switched Network
Original Publication Date: 1982-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-09
In frame or packet data communication transmission protocols, it is common practice to sequentially number the data packets. The sequence numbers are used for a variety of functions. Among these are the recovery of lost or mutilated packets, the ordering of the data packets, and the measurement of the utilization of the system.