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RFC 1122 Connected: An Internet Encyclopedia
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RFC 1122

RFC 1122 Network Working Group
Request for Comments: 1122

Internet Engineering Task Force
R. Braden, Editor
October 1989

Requirements for Internet Hosts -- Communication Layers

Status of This Memo

This RFC is an official specification for the Internet community. It incorporates by reference, amends, corrects, and supplements the primary protocol standards documents relating to hosts. Distribution of this document is unlimited.


This is one RFC of a pair that defines and discusses the requirements for Internet host software. This RFC covers the communications protocol layers: link layer, IP layer, and transport layer; its companion RFC-1123 covers the application and support protocols.

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Connected: An Internet Encyclopedia
RFC 1122


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