|CLNP, Connectionless Network Protocol, ISO 8473|
|Protocol type:||Connectionless network layer protocol.|
ISO CLNP is a datagram network protocol. It provides fundamentally the same underlying service to a transport layer as IP. CLNP provides essentially the same maximum datagram size, and for those circumstances where datagrams may need to traverse a network whose maximum packet size is smaller than the size of the datagram, CLNP provides mechanisms for fragmentation (data unit identification, fragment/total length and offset). Like IP, a checksum computed on the CLNP header provides a verification that the information used in processing the CLNP datagram has been transmitted correctly, and a lifetime control mechanism ("Time to Live") imposes a limit on the amount of time a datagram is allowed to remain in the internet system. As is the case in IP, a set of options provides control functions needed or useful in some situations but unnecessary for the most common communications.
[RFC 986] WORKING DRAFT Guidelines for the use of Internet-IP addresses in the ISO Connectionless-Mode Network Protocol.
[RFC 1069] Guidelines for the use of Internet-IP addresses in the ISO Connectionless-Mode Network Protocol.
[RFC 1162] Connectionless Network Protocol (ISO 8473) and End System to Intermediate System (ISO 9542) Management Information Base.
[RFC 1238] CLNS MIB for use with Connectionless Network Protocol (ISO 8473) and End System to Intermediate System (ISO 9542).
[RFC 1347] TCP and UDP with Bigger Addresses (TUBA), A Simple Proposal for Internet Addressing and Routing.
[RFC 1526] Assignment of System Identifiers for TUBA/CLNP Hosts.
[RFC 1561] Use of ISO CLNP in TUBA Environments.
[RFC 1574] Essential Tools for the OSI Internet.
[RFC 1575] An Echo Function for CLNP (ISO 8473).
[RFC 1706] DNS NSAP Resource Records.
[RFC 1768] Host Group Extensions for CLNP Multicasting.
[RFC 1139] An Echo Function for ISO 8473.
[RFC 1348] DNS NSAP RRs.