Smallest TCP/IP code?

From: Charles Blackburn <>
Date: Thu Feb 17 20:50:09 2005

Well the smallest tcp/ip stack I've ever seen is that for the pic 18xxxx
series.. It's even free on the microchip website.

Maybe you could get some ideas from that?


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From: Tom Jennings []
Sent: 18 February 2005 01:48
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Subject: Smallest TCP/IP code?

Any ideas on what the smallest/easiest to port TCP and IP code might be?
I keep having this abberant idea of writing TCP/IP code for the Data
General Nova, for RDOS, for a mapped foreground/background system.
A telnet or ftp server could run in userland, and have access to what
that user would. Probably SLIP to some unix host via a tty interface.
It might be impossible to find a C compiler for this thing, so unless
someone has a cross-platform compiler it would have to be hand coded.
I have never coded such a thing. Assuming I can clip the feature set to
an excruciating minumum (no sliding windows, etc) how complex would it
I'm thinking it would simply be a program manually (or CLI) run locally,
which would "listen" on the TCP port of the SLIP driver.
I'm not even worried about multiple simultaneous connections, it's not
like I have to turn it into a webserver or something, just be able to
get into it at all.

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