Minimal TCP Convergence-Layer Protocol

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Author Scott Burleigh 
Last updated 2019-10-25 (latest revision 2019-04-23)
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This document describes a Minimal TCP (MTCP) "convergence-layer" protocol for the Delay-Tolerant Networking (DTN) Bundle Protocol (BP). MTCP uses Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) to transmit BP "bundles" from one BP node to another node to which it is topologically adjacent in the BP network. The services provided by the MTCP convergence-layer protocol adapter utilize a standard TCP connection for the purposes of bundle transmission.


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