June 23, 2008

Implementing RFC1149

It's been twelve years since I started writing TCP/IP stacks (the underlying protocol that governs how all the computers on the Internet talk to each other) and finally I've had the opportunity to create an implementation (albeit parital) of RFC1149.

This will be of little interest to almost everyone who reads this blog, but it made a small part of me disproportionately proud. However, a quick search on google shows that I wasn't the first and their implementation is much more complete than mine.


Posted by Adrian at June 23, 2008 02:32 PM | TrackBack

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Posted by: Andrew at June 24, 2008 08:56 AM

Yeah, it's an excellent RFC. There's a followup, which add quality of service.

My only concern is that I didn't implement the IP stack at the receiving end of the link, so I can only hope that the message arrives intact.

Posted by: Adrian at June 24, 2008 09:45 AM

Hmm .. no guarantee of delivery? Isn't that a UDP packet? :)

Posted by: Andrew at June 26, 2008 03:15 PM
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