Accession Number:

ADA021687

Title:

The RTDCOM Protocol - A Real-Time Intercomputer Data Transmission Protocol for the ARPA Network

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

TELEDYNE GEOTECH ALEXANDRIA VA SEISMIC DATA ANALYSIS CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-05-20

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

This document presents an ARPA Network Protocol for real-time high volume intercomputer data transmission using prearranged non-switched data communication channels. This protocol deletes unnecessary and cumbersome aspects of the standard NCP ARPANET protocol and adds features intended to strengthen data integrity and to avoid error and loss due to network instability and outrage. A special feature enables automatic switching of the data channel to alternate IMP ports in case a site changes its configuration. This protocol is suitable for use with either the IMP Regular Message type 0 or the newly introduced Uncontrolled Packet type 3.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Systems
  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE