Removing T/TCP and replacing it with something simpler
kfl at xiphos.ca
Thu Nov 4 09:53:16 PST 2004
I am jumping in here, was too busy to read the list for the last 2
weeks, so please excuse my intrusion. We are using T/TCP in our product
line and are very happy with the performance gain. Could you tell me
what is the rational for removing T/TCP (security/performances/code
complexity, etc ..) from FreeBSD?
Again, sorry for being a bit off topic here.
Mark Allman wrote:
>>A T/TCP alternative as you are describing sounds very
>>similar to PR-SCTP (Partial Reliability SCTP). (Don't let the
>>name fool you, please read the internet draft).
>Can you sketch this in a bit more detail? I do not follow. PR-SCTP is
>about being allowed to "abandon" data --- i.e., send it and then decide
>that you don't really care if it gets across the network (say, because
>it got lost and has taken too long to retransmit and so the data is out
>of date). Without a Big Hack, I cannot envision TCP doing something
>like this. What am I missing?
>Mark Allman -- ICIR -- http://www.icir.org/mallman/
Xiphos Technologies Inc.
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