Proposed DoD (Department of Defense) Internet Protocol Standard.
Interim technical rept.
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This document specifies the Internet Protocol IP which supports the interconnection of communication subnetworks. The document includes an introduction to IP with a model of operation, a definition of services provided to users, and a description of the architectural and environmental requirements. The protocol service interface and mechanisms are specified using an abstract state machine model. The Internet Protocol is designed to interconnect packet-switched communication subnetworks to form an internetwork. IP transmits blocks of data, called internet datagrams, from sources to destinations throughout the internet. Sources and destinations are hosts located on either the same subnetwork or connected subnetworks. IP is purposely limited in scope to provide the basic functions necessary to deliver a block of data. Each internet datagrams is an independent entity unrelated to any other internet datagram. IP does not create connections or logical circuits. IP has no mechanisms to promote data reliability, flow control, sequencing, or other services commonly found in virtual circuit protocols.
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