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I-D ACTION:draft-williams-tcpulpframe-01.txt



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	Title		: ULP Framing for TCP
	Author(s)	: J. Williams et al.
	Filename	: draft-williams-tcpulpframe-01.txt
	Pages		: 12
	Date		: 22-Mar-01
	
This document proposes a framing protocol for TCP which is designed
to be fully compliant with applicable TCP RFC's and fully
interoperable with existing TCP implementations. The framing
mechanism is designed to work as a 'shim' between TCP and higher-
level protocols, preserving the reliable, in-order delivery of TCP
while adding the preservation of higher-level protocol record
boundaries if the record is less than or equal to the path MTU. The
shim is designed to enable hardware acceleration of data movement
operations (e.g. direct placement of receive TCP segments into
higher-level protocol buffers) for the protocols that use it, even
if TCP segments are delivered out-of-order.

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