[e2e] opening multiple TCP connections getting popular
David P. Reed
dpreed at reed.com
Fri Aug 31 08:20:43 PDT 2007
rick jones wrote:
> On Aug 31, 2007, at 5:33 AM, David P. Reed wrote:
>> It's fascinating to me that Window Scaling (an end-to-end option)
>> would be screwed by bugs in *routers*.
> If my experience interacting with end users in netnews is
> representative, these "routers" are likely as not the
> NAT/firewall/switch boxes like the one sitting between me and my DSL
> line at the moment. They get branded with the term "router" all the
Indeed, it may well be that. Nonetheless my points hold true. Also
about the "Sirens" including major router vendors.
I still recall my face-to-face interaction many years ago on a panel
with Sr. Cisco marketing VP who was claiming that NAT was an Internet
Standard when NAT boxes were coming out. I told her that it was *not*,
that Internet Standards were very few, and that NAT was an RFC because
it was considered as an option to the IPv6 choice, and was a *discarded*
option, with known limitations.
She essentially flamed me back, said that Cisco defined the Internet,
and I didn't know what I was talking about, and anyway "NAT" was a Good
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