Thesis Details

Implementation of Delta-t Transport Protocol

Master's Thesis Student: Chovanec Zdeněk Academic Year: 2021/2022 Supervisor: Koutenský Michal, Ing.
Czech title
Implementace transportního protokolu Delta-t

Delta-t protocol represents a network transport protocol that is currently available only as a specification. The aim of this work is to implement the protocol as a Linux kernel module, extending the current TCP/IP stack. Delta-t supports reliable, connection-oriented, full duplex communication between two endpoints. Main contribution of the protocol is in the area of connection management. No extra packet exchanges are needed for that purpose. Delta-t employs timer-based mechanism in order to avoid connection hazards. Apart from connection management, Delta-t and TCP are quite similar. Therefore, comparison of the two will be provided.


computer networks, Delta-t protocol, transport layer, connection-oriented protocol, connection management, timer-based mechanism, reliable communication, TCP/IP stack, Linux, loadable kernel module

Degree Programme
defended, grade D
21 June 2022
Hanáček Petr, doc. Dr. Ing. (DITS FIT BUT), předseda
Drábek Vladimír, doc. Ing., CSc. (DCSY FIT BUT), člen
Holík Lukáš, doc. Mgr., Ph.D. (DITS FIT BUT), člen
Hrubý Martin, Ing., Ph.D. (DITS FIT BUT), člen
Očenášek Pavel, Mgr. Ing., Ph.D. (DIFS FIT BUT), člen
CHOVANEC, Zdeněk. Implementation of Delta-t Transport Protocol. Brno, 2022. Master's Thesis. Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Information Technology. 2022-06-21. Supervised by Koutenský Michal. Available from:
    author = "Zden\v{e}k Chovanec",
    type = "Master's thesis",
    title = "Implementation of Delta-t Transport Protocol",
    school = "Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Information Technology",
    year = 2022,
    location = "Brno, CZ",
    language = "english",
    url = ""
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