2.2.15 Call Disconnect Acknowledge (SSTP_MSG_CALL_DISCONNECT_ACK), Echo Request (SSTP_MSG_ECHO_REQUEST), and Echo Response (SSTP_MSG_ECHO_RESPONSE) Messages

These messages are identical in wire format except for the message type field.

A Call Disconnect Acknowledge message can be sent by both the SSTP client and the SSTP server to each other (that is, to the SSTP far end) in response to a Call Disconnect message that is received from the SSTP far end.

The Echo Request message is sent by both the SSTP client and the SSTP server when they do not receive an SSTP packet (either an SSTP control packet or SSTP data packet) in a specified amount of time. See Hello Timer (section 3.1.2.3) for details.

The Echo Response message is sent by both the SSTP client and the SSTP server to each other in response to an Echo Request packet that is received from one another.

The fields of the structure MUST be transmitted in network byte order from left to right.


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Version

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Version (1 byte): An 8-bit (1-byte) field that is used to communicate and negotiate the version of SSTP that is used. The upper 4 bits are the MAJOR version, which MUST be 0x1, and the lower 4 bits are the MINOR version, which MUST be set to 0x0. This means that the 8-bit value of the Version field MUST be 0x10.

Reserved (7 bits): This 7-bit field is reserved for future use. MUST be set to zero when sent and MUST be ignored on receipt.

C (1 bit): A 1-bit field that is used to indicate whether the packet is an SSTP control packet or SSTP data packet. The value MUST be set to 1.

LengthPacket (2 bytes): A 16-bit unsigned integer in network byte order that packs data for two fields, configured in the following format.

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R (4 bits): This 4-bit field is reserved for future use. MUST be set to zero when sent and MUST be ignored on receipt.

Length (12 bits): A 12-bit unsigned integer in network byte order that MUST specify the length of the Call Disconnect Acknowledge, Echo Request, or Echo Response message. This field MUST be set to 8 (0x008).

Message Type (2 bytes): A 16-bit field in network byte order that specifies the type of message. This field MUST be one of the following values.

Name

Value

SSTP_MSG_CALL_DISCONNECT_ACK

0x0007

SSTP_MSG_ECHO_REQUEST

0x0008

 SSTP_MSG_ECHO_RESPONSE

0x0009

Num Attributes (2 bytes): A 16-bit field in network byte order that specifies the number of attributes in the message. This value MUST be zero for these messages because they do not support any attribute.

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