30 May 72
Categories : Standard Processes
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 ]