[e2e] TCP Framing
day at std.com
Fri Mar 23 17:50:03 PST 2001
At 20:54 +0000 3/23/01, Bob Braden wrote:
>Hi. At the IETF just completed, I sat through an exposition of
>the following Internet Draft:
> "Title : ULP Framing for TCP
> Author(s) : J. Williams et al.
> Filename : draft-williams-tcpulpframe-01.txt
> Pages : 12
> Date : 22-Mar-01
Okay, I am back from dinner and have glanced through this proposal.
What I wrote before was sort of my general view of years of trying to
figure out the stream vs record vs SDU thing. Now I could imagine a
completely independent shim layer above TCP that inserted some
framing around the user's data and gave it to TCP and then simply
just took the receiving stream of bytes as they came in in order and
put together what had been sent and handed it to the application. So
I could imagine some good ways to do what Bob was talking about in
his note that would not affect TCP, and might provide a common
procedure for applications.
BUT THIS ISN'T THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THIS is a real bad idea. Just scanning it I saw many things that set
off more than a few red flags. Perhaps this weekend or early next
week I can detail my problems with this. But right now is not the
time. I have to get up at 0330 tomorrow morning and that is looking
sooner than I like.
I'm with Bob on this one. Although, I think he was to gentle in his objection.
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