Communication where messages are guaranteed to reach their destination complete and uncorrupted and in the order they were sent. This reliability can be built on top of an unreliable protocol by adding sequencing information and some kind of checksum or cyclic redundancy check to each message or packet. If the communication fails, the sender will be notified. Transmission Control Protocol is a reliable protocol used on Ethernet.
- Reliable data protocol
protocol (RDP) A protocol designed to provide a reliable data transport service for packet-based applications such as remote loading and debugging. RDP is intended to be simple to implement but still be efficient in environments where there may be long transmission delays and loss or non-sequential delivery of message segments. RDP is defined in RFC […]
adjective 1. that may be relied on or trusted; dependable in achievement, accuracy, honesty, etc.: reliable information. adjective 1. able to be trusted; predictable or dependable
noun 1. confident or trustful dependence. 2. confidence. 3. something or someone relied on. noun 1. dependence, confidence, or trust 2. something or someone upon which one relies
adjective 1. having or showing dependence: reliant on money from home. 2. confident; trustful.