[e2e] random early time-to-die

Ted Faber faber at ISI.EDU
Thu Jun 14 09:39:46 PDT 2001

Earlier I said:
>More importantly it needlessly overloads the TTL function (again).  If
>you want users to pay for lower marking probability or some other RED
>parameter that amounts to congestion-based pricing, add an option.
>TTLs are already used for loop prevention and scoping.  Adding
>congestion-based pricing is a lot to ask a 1 byte-field to carry.

On Thu, Jun 14, 2001 at 09:26:11AM -0700, Steven Berson wrote:
> P.S.  Note that this will adversely affect traceroute.

Oh, yeah, I forgot that TTL was used for network probing/monitoring,
too.  It's a big load for a 1-byte field, and IMHO, no more room to
support congestion-based pricing.

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