Removing T/TCP and replacing it with something simpler
andre at freebsd.org
Sun Jul 3 01:01:36 GMT 2005
Mark Allman wrote:
> > Thus after the removal of T/TCP for the reasons above I want to provide
> > a work-alike replacement for T/TCP's functionality:
> I haven't fully digested this yet. But, I'll voice my distaste for
> implementing things that just seem to "Make Sense". That's a model that
> has been used and is used by other operating systems and those of us who
> watch packets can attest that things that "Make Sense" often don't and
> likely would have benefitted by a bit more thought and a bit more
> vetting. I would be happier if something like this were vetted out a
> bit more (written up, digested by folks, etc.) before it went into
> anything but someone's experimental kernel. Just my two cents.
Sure. To make you sleep better it will be disabled by default (like
T/TCP) and possibly even not compliled in by default (#ifdef'd). If
enabled and compiled in it does not automatically enable itself for all
and everything. The application has to enable it on the socket as well.
A writeup will follow once I get there. I made this request before I
start working on it to prevent to waste my time on it if people wanted
to religiously stick to T/TCP.
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