Protocol Error in Version 2

Issue raised by: Mark Wilson ; Thu, 24 Oct 1996 12:47:28 -0400

If Version 3 is in force, a "protocol error" may be returned via Close. How may a protocol error be indicated if Version 2 is in force?

There is no way to indicate a protocol error in version 2. That was one of the reasons for developing version 3.

The 1992 standard (version 2) says that the connection should be terminated when a protocol error is encountered; however, in practice, some implementations simply ignore protocol errors.

Status: Approved (4/97)
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