CHAPTER 8

Application Layer Protocols

Having gone through all the trouble of implementing a TCP/IP stack, it may be reassuring to know that some of the more advanced application layer protocols do not require large amounts of extra software.

This chapter neither contains any ready-made computer listings, nor does it describe any special techniques or short cuts for implementing the protocols using a particular compiler or any other method. This is because the implementation of these protocols is relatively straightforward and detailed listings would only serve in cluttering the pages of this book. Along the same lines, the chapter does not contain full descriptions of the protocols, only those items most relevant for an implementation in small ...

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