[rfc-dist] RFC 5326 on Licklider Transmission Protocol - Specification

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        RFC 5326

        Title:      Licklider Transmission Protocol - Specification 
        Author:     M. Ramadas, S. Burleigh,
                    S. Farrell
        Status:     Experimental
        Date:       September 2008
        Mailbox:    mramadas at gmail.com, 
                    Scott.Burleigh at jpl.nasa.gov, 
                    stephen.farrell at cs.tcd.ie
        Pages:      54
        Characters: 120567
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-irtf-dtnrg-ltp-10.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5326.txt

This document describes the Licklider Transmission Protocol (LTP),
designed to provide retransmission-based reliability over links
characterized by extremely long message round-trip times (RTTs)
and/or frequent interruptions in connectivity.  Since communication
across interplanetary space is the most prominent example of this
sort of environment, LTP is principally aimed at supporting
"long-haul" reliable transmission in interplanetary space, but it has
applications in other environments as well.

This document is a product of the Delay Tolerant Networking Research
Group and has been reviewed by that group.  No objections to its
publication as an RFC were raised.  This memo defines an Experimental 
Protocol for the Internet community.

This document is a product of the IRTF Working Group of the IETF.

EXPERIMENTAL: This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the
Internet community.  It does not specify an Internet standard of any
kind. Discussion and suggestions for improvement are requested.
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