Patent Number: 6,310,892

Title: Reliable connectionless network protocol

Abstract: A reliable connectionless protocol is used in a networking environment. A transport layer receives data for transfer between a source node and a destination node on a network. The transport layer divides the data into predetermined length data packets, and generates a segment header for each data packet. The transport layer generates independent segments by combining each data packet with a corresponding segment header. Consequently, each segment, including the first segment and the last segment, contains a data packet. The independent segments are transferred from the source node to the destination node via the network without establishing a connection. A transport layer on the destination node creates local state upon receipt of the first segment, and extracts the data from the data packets to re-construct the original data. The local state is released when the destination node receives the last segment in the message.

Inventors: Olkin; Jeffrey C. (Sunnyvale, CA)

Assignee: Oracle Corporation

International Classification: H04L 29/06 (20060101); H04J 003/24 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018