[e2e] TCP design descisions

Bob Braden braden at ISI.EDU
Sat Jul 26 12:02:34 PDT 2003

  *> OSI Transport Protocol (e.g. class 4 was quite nice -we did an implementation which
  *> outperformed tcp:)

C'mon, Jon, you know better than to say something like that! What you
mean is that your implementation of TP4 outperformed some particular
implementation of TCP at that time.  TCPs at that time were not
particularly well tuned, by modern standards.  It seems exceedlingly
unlikely that you could detect any difference in performance between (a
properly congestion-controlled) TP4 implementation and a modern TCP
implementation, with the same traffic and assuming the same level of
software engineering in each.

Bob Braden

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