by Darius Kazemi, Mar 3 2019
A revision of another shot at interprocess communication
RFC-62 is titled “A System for Interprocess Communication in a Resource Sharing Computer Network”, authored August 3rd, 1970 by Dave Walden of BBN.
The technical content
This RFC is a revision of RFC-61. It adds:
- a more “narrative” introduction
- a conclusion section
- several new technical questions and possible answers that arose since the previous revision
- how to match SEND and RECEIVE buffers for size
- how to maintain unique numbers across a geographically diverse network
- how to maintain a high bandwidth connection between remote processes
And is generally edited for clarity and layout.
The paper is overall very similar so I won't go into detail. (Also: I am tired. The last ten RFCs have been very long and very technical.)
As I mentioned in my RFC-61 post, these drafts form the basis of a paper that would eventually be published in April 1972 in Communications of the ACM and is fairly heavily cited by other papers. The full paper is hosted by Walden at his web site.