[e2e] opening multiple TCP connections getting popular

Michael Welzl michael.welzl at uibk.ac.at
Fri Aug 31 04:46:45 PDT 2007

> from an IRTF perspective, maybe it would be useful for someone to
> collect information about failures caused by devices of this sort,
> analyze the reasons for these failures, and determine whether there are
> ways for such devices to do what they intend to do without causing
> unintended failures.  also it would be useful to see whether there are
> ways for failures caused by such devices to become more
> visible/accountable to endpoints, or for those failures to become more
> visible to the maintainers for such devices.

That's a great recommendation, and a constructive way forward! Thanks!

> I don't think that this means that work on congestion control etc. is
> hopeless - I think it means that vendors need to learn  how to implement
> intermediaries that rarely cause failures that aren't intended as a
> matter of policy, and also how to arrange things that when such failures
> do occur that the endpoints can recover from them.

Right.... thanks again for your wise words!


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