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Discard Process :: RFC0348

Network Working Group                           Jon Postel
Request for Comments : 348                      Computer Science
NIC : 10427                                     30 May 72

Categories : Standard Processes

                            Discard Process

I suggest that for debugging and measurement purposes those hosts which
are willing implement a "Discard" process.

This discard process would listen for a request for connection and
execute the Initial Connection Protocol (ICP) as specified in NIC 7104
the "Current Network Protocols" notebook.  Upon completion of the ICP
the discard process would wait for data from the network.  When data is
received from the network it is discarded at once, (and the buffer space
is re-allocated).  The discard process is terminated by closing the
network connections.

       [ This RFC was put into machine readable form for entry ]
       [ into the online RFC archives by BBN Corp. under the   ]
       [ direction of Alex McKenzie.                   12/96   ]

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