Transport protocols for Department of Defense data networks
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Network Working Group                          National Research Council
Request for Comments: 942
                                                           February 1985

                        TRANSPORT PROTOCOLS FOR
                         DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
                             DATA NETWORKS

STATUS OF THIS MEMO

This RFC is distributed for information only.  This RFC does not
establish any policy for the DARPA research community or the DDN
operational community.  Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

This RFC reproduces the National Research Council report resulting from
a study of the DOD Internet Protocol (IP) and Transmission Control
Protocol (TCP) in comparison with the ISO Internet Protocol (ISO-IP) and
Transport Protocol level 4 (TP-4).

                        Transport Protocols for
                         Department of Defense
                             Data Networks
                                    
                                    

                  Report to the Department of Defense
                  and the National Bureau of Standards
                                    
                                    
                                    
                                    
                                    

         Committee on Computer-Computer Communication Protocols
                                    
                                    

  Board on Telecommunications and Computer Applications Commission on
                   Engineering and Technical Systems
                       National Research Council

                                    
                                    

                         National Academy Press
                    Washington, D.C.  February 1985

National Research Council                                       [Page i]


RFC 942                                                    February 1985
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                                 NOTICE

The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the
Governing Board on the National Research Council, whose members are
drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the
National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine.  The
members of the committee responsible for the report were chosen for
their special competences and with regard for appropriate balance.

This report has been reviewed by a group other than the authors,
according to procedures approved by a Report Review Committee consisting
of members of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of
Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine.

The National Research Council was established by the National Academy of
Sciences in 1916 to associate the broad community of science and
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and the Institute of Medicine.  The National Academy of Engineering and
the Institute of Medicine were established in 1964 and 1970,
respectively, under the charter of the National Academy of Sciences.

This is a report of work supported by Contract No. DCA-83-C-0051 between
the U.S. Defense Communications Agency and the National Academy of
Sciences, underwritten jointly by the Department of Defense and the
National Bureau of Standards.

Copies of this publication are available from:

 Board on Telecommunications and Computer Applications Commission on
 Engineering and Technical Systems
 National Research Council
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 Washington, D.C. 20418

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          BOARD ON TELECOMMUNICATIONS -- COMPUTER APPLICATIONS
         COMMITTEE ON COMPUTER-COMPUTER COMMUNICATION PROTOCOLS

Chairman

 C. CHAPIN CUTLER, Professor of Applied Physics, Stanford University,
 Stanford, California

Members

 HERBERT D. BENINGTON, Technical Director, System Development
 Corporation, McLean, Virginia

 DONALD L. BOYD, Director, Honeywell Corporate Computer Sciences Center,
 Honeywell Corporate Technology Center, Bloomington, Minnesota

 DAVID J. FARBER, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Professor of
 Computer Science, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of
 Delaware, Newark, Delaware

 LAWRENCE H. LANDWEBER, Professor, Computer Sciences Department,
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