[e2e] TCP design descisions

David P. Reed dpreed at reed.com
Fri Jul 25 15:18:49 PDT 2003

IEN's, personal archives, and personal memories are what we have.   Many 
design decisions were argued out in groups in person and online and 
transcribed after the fact into IEN's.    I agree with Craig that the best 
way is to focus on specific questions.   There are many folks who were not 
involved at the time who have opinions about what happened and why.   Those 
of us who were there are a bit more reliable, but memories vary, and 
there's a Rashomon effect depending on what mattered to each participant most.

At 01:08 PM 7/25/2003 -0400, Craig Partridge wrote:

>In message < at pop.interlap.com.ar>, 
>Fernando Go
>nt writes:
> >I'm looking for some paper about TCP design decisions.
>My guess is that what exists is in the IEN series (Dave Mills used to
>keep them on-line.. hoping he still does).
>For later stuff, such as the decisions behind the mods to TCP in the late
>1980s and early 1990s, some is captured in the End-to-End Interest list
>discussions and the rest is probably in the heads of the people on the
>list.  So if you've got specific questions, fire away.

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