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DTN Making Progress in Networking Standards

DTN making progress as both a terrestrial Internet standard and as a standardfor space communications

The global standards-setting organization for the Internet—the  IETF—has launched  DTN Working Group to formally develop and adopt DTN as standard for Internet data communications. The DTN WG  is working on a major revision to the core Bundle Protocol specification (currently RFC 5050). An html version of their progress on the draft is available at:

 You can sign up for regular updates about the activities of the IETF DTN Working group at:

 CCSDS is a global standards-setting organization for space data systems used in civilian space flight. The have completed their final review and have published a recommended standard for the Bundle Protocol for use in global space data communication:

 Other CCSDS recommended standards can be browsed at:

 Visit the CCSDS web site for more information:

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