[e2e] What should e2e protocols know about lower layers?
dhc2 at dcrocker.net
Thu Oct 18 00:28:45 PDT 2001
At 10:10 AM 10/10/2001, Bob Hinden wrote:
>I agree. I also think "local" here may be implied to be an environment
>where there are few errors and high bandwidth (e.g., a LAN). "Local" may
>instead be some sort of wireless technology where congestion avoidance and
>control mechanisms will be important.
Indeed. Of the many postings on this thread, Bob H's strikes me as
pointing up the most salient point:
Do not use simple rules for turning off a TCP mechanism.
(For most situations, that reduces to the simple rule: do not turn off TCP
It was frankly a bad idea to play local/distant games 20 years ago and
things have only gotten worse.
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