Under the assumption that solutions have traveling-wave form, time-periodic solutions are found for the Josephson phase equation for a finite-length tunnel junction with uniform current feed and linear loss term. Exact current-voltage characteristics are found and compared with simple approximations. The complete current-velocity and mean-width-velocity curves for isolated fluxons are found. Comparison with characteristics for a finite junction shows that end effects obtained from analysis of a circuit model of the junction shows that end effects introduce lower- and upper-current thresholds. © 1980.