Reliable Data Protocol
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The Reliable Data Protocol (RDP) is a network transport protocol defined in RFC 908 and was updated in RFC 1151. It is meant to provide facilities for remote loading, debugging and bulk transfer of images and data. It should not be confused with RUDP.
Similar to TCP, the Reliable Data Protocol is connection oriented, but, contrary to TCP, it does not require sequenced delivery of segments.
The Reliable Data Protocol has not gained popularity, though experimental implementations for BSD exist.
- Craig Partridge. "Implementing the Reliable Data Protocol (RDP)".