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  1. OMG Issue

DDSIRTP23 — Message Size should be included as part of DDSI/RTPS Messages

  • Key: DDSIRTP23-6
  • Legacy Issue Number: 17286
  • Status: open  
  • Source: ADLINK ( Angelo Corsaro)
  • Summary:

    The DDSI/RTPS wire protocol currently expects the transport to provide the size for the message – said in other terms, the current version of the protocol can only work with message oriented transports, such as UDP/IP.

    This assumptions should be dropped in order to enable the use of DDSI/RTPS over stream oriented transports such as TCP/IP.

    One possible approach to overcome this limitation w/o breaking backward compatibility with other implementation is to add a new sub-message element, say MESSAGE_LEN structured as follows:


    ID Flags octect2NextSME


    Message Length


    In addition, for efficient parsing, if the sub-message above, when used, should be always placed right after the RTPS header.

  • Reported: DDSI-RTPS 2.1 — Fri, 30 Mar 2012 04:00 GMT
  • Updated: Wed, 20 Dec 2017 23:29 GMT