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connectionless network protocol (CLNP)

Connectionless Network Protocol (CLNP) is a connectionless network protocol of the Open System Interconnectsion (OSI) and thus equivalent to the IP protocol

. The CLNP protocol is therefore sometimes also referred to as ISO-IP. The CLNP protocol header contains similar data fields

to theIP header

, includingsource and destination address data fields, fragmentation, checksum, and a Time-To-Live (TTL) field, which ensures that data packets are destroyed after a specified time

onthe network

. TheCLNP address fields have a length of 20 bytes

. The CLNP protocol dates from 1986 and is described in RFC 994.

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Englisch: connectionless network protocol - CLNP
Updated at: 28.08.2011
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