[e2e] Reacting to corruption based loss
fu at cs.uni-goettingen.de
Wed Jun 15 11:24:14 PDT 2005
Jon Crowcroft wrote:
> >>>and will lead to far less memory wastage in hosts runnign all
> >>>that complicated TCP protcol - they can just send web pages and video
> >>>and audio and so on as a sequence of IP packets
> >>>IP over TCP: way to go.
> >>Yeah right. What happens if one if the nodes on the path is
> >>unavailable? The data just gets dropped. That's completely unacceptable.
> um - sorry - you have lost me - there's a TCP connection from each node to every other node - i can stripe the data
> how i like...
Your vision of "creating a TCP mesh among (all) first/last hops" sounds
interesting. Yeah TCP may run well in face of packet loss and path
dynamics. A question is whether (and if yes, how) an endhost should
react to congestions indicated by TCP in its first hop? Can this avoid
re-introducing flow/rate control and fragmentation functions in the
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