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connectionless network protocol (OSI) (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 header of the CLNP protocol contains similar data fields as the IP header. These include data fields for the source and destination addresses, fragmentation, checksum, and a Time-To-Live( TTL) field that ensures that data packets are destroyed after a specified time on the network. The CLNP address fields have a length of 20 bytes.

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

Englisch: connectionless network protocol (OSI) - CLNP
Updated at: 28.08.2011
#Words: 96
Links: connectionless (CL), network protocol (NP), open systems interconnection (OSI), intelligent peripheral (IP), international organization for standardization (ISO)
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