Re: "Raw IP": is it possible?

Alan Cox (alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk)
Wed, 15 Dec 1999 17:27:28 +0000 (GMT)


> The problem is that the solution needs to be able to work
> unidirectionally, i.e., it should not require acknowledges, shouldn't care
> about sequence numbers, etc. It should be able to just send data while the
> other side just receives it and does whatever it wants with it.
>
> Well, that's all I know about the idea (I don't know what good it is for).
> In this case, I believe that Cisco HDLC won't work. Is there any other
> way?

Just dump raw IP frames onto HDLC then, that is fine. Its not a standard but
HDLC does the packet boundaries and checksumming at link level which is
actually more than IP needs.

Alan

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