Transport Provider Interface (TPI), Version 2 Draft 2
Copyright © 1999 The Open Group
TPI Message Formats
The Transport Provider Interface (TPI) Message Formats
define the message formats (structures) used by the
These are classified as connection-mode, connectionless-mode, or both.
They are further classified as being either user-originated
are used to build the TPI primitives. The normative definitions of
are to be found in the Networking Services Specification (see the referenced
but are repeated here for informational purposes.
are, respectively, a signed
and an unsigned opaque integral type of equal length of
at least 32 bits1.
- To forestall portability problems, it
is recommended that applications should not use values
larger than 232 - 1.