DUP: Data User Part
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DUP: Data User Part

Protocol Description

Data User Part (DUP), an application protocol in the SS7/C7 protocol suite, defines the necessary call control and facility registration and cancellation related elements for circuit-switched data transmission services. The data signaling messages are divided into two categories:

  • Call and circuit related messages: used to set up and clear a call or control and supervise the circuit state.
  • Facility registration and cancellation related messages: used to exchange information between originating and destination exchanges to register and cancel information related to user facilities.
 

While Data User Part (DUP) is still in use currently, but it is fallen out of favor except in certain parts of the world such as China.

 

Protocol Structure

The pouting label of DUP contains the DPS, OPC, BIC and TSC fields. It is contained in a signaling message and used to identify particulars to which the message refers. This is also used by the message transfer part to route the message towards its destination point.

The general format of the header of call and circuit related messages is shown as follows:

 
DUP Protocol Structure
 

The general format of the header of facility registration and cancellation messages is shown as follows:

 
 
DUP
 
 
OPC
The originating point code (14bits) is the code applicable to the data switching exchange from which the message is sent.
DPS
The destination point code (14bits) is the code applicable to the data switching exchange to which the message is to be delivered.
BIC
Bearer identification code (12 bits).
TSC
Time slot code (8 bits). If the data circuit is derived from the data multiplex carried by the bearer, identified by the bearer identification code.
Heading code
The heading code (4 bits) contains the message type code which is mandatory for all messages. It uniquely defines the function and format of each DAP message.
Message specific parameters
Contains specific fields for each message.
Spare bits
Not used, should be set to “0000”.
 
 
DUP is defined by ITU-T X.61 documents.
 
 
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