= D =
do protocol vi.
[from network protocol programming] To
perform an interaction with somebody or something that follows a
clearly defined procedure. For example, "Let's do protocol with
the check" at a restaurant means to ask for the check, calculate
the tip and everybody's share, collect money from everybody,
generate change as necessary, and pay the bill. See protocol.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.