To solve the intercommunication problem for different packet switching
This paper presents a transmission control protocol that supports the sharing
of resources that exist in different packet switching networks.
- Main ideas
- A simple protocol can be designed for the packet switching networks, and
it fits to a variety of implementation considerations.
- Significance rating: 5
The protocol is simple but very powerful and flexible, thus make a deep
influence to the design and implementation of the protocols in the future.
- Convincing rating
The authors first extract the gateway and host notions from the packet
swtiching networks, and analysis the different roles of the gateway and
host in the network intercommunication. Hence the author propose a
simple protocol, and analysis the considerations for variation in individual
network packet sizes, transimission failures, sequencing, flow control,
and the creation and destruction of process-to-process association. The
conclusion is that the protocol is fit to such variations, where the detailed
specification is left to the implementation phase.
Some implementation details need to be fed to protocol specification proposed; some of other parameters are modified later with the development of the
Internet, e.g., the length of the TCP address.
The protocol design needs two kind of considerations: how to model the
problem in a simple specification without useless entities and how to
fit it into the implementation variations.