Large-datagram hop-by-hop delivery mechanism

Andrew Brown twofsonet at
Wed Aug 4 18:38:40 UTC 1999

>I am seeking a mechanism for reliable delivery of large blobs through a
>network of occasionally-connected hosts that can forward the blobs using
>available transport protocols.
>I can't find it, though. Most of the networking materials I can find
>deal more with immediate-transmission networks, where the destination
>host is reachable at the instant that the source host transmits. (This
>isn't a catenet.)
>If anyone knows of such a common or standardized system, please drop me
>a note. 

sounds to me like email, where the sending host tries again and again
over a defined period of time to delivery data.  no?

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