IL (network protocol)
|Internet protocol suite
The Internet Link protocol or IL is a connection-based transport layer protocol designed at Bell Labs originally as part of the Plan 9 operating system and is used to carry 9P. It is assigned the Internet Protocol number of 40. It is similar to TCP but much simpler.
Its main features are:
- Reliable datagram service
- In-sequence delivery
- Internetworking using IP
- Low complexity, high performance
- Adaptive timeouts
As of the Fourth Edition of Plan 9, 2003, IL is deprecated in favor of TCP/IP because it doesn't handle long-distance connections well.
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