[e2e] Are we doing sliding window in the Internet?

Joe Touch touch at ISI.EDU
Wed Jan 3 16:44:03 PST 2007

Lloyd Wood wrote:
> At Wednesday 03/01/2007 15:51 -0800, Joe Touch wrote:
>> Reasonable conditions do not include "it makes *us* go faster"; the
>> include things like "this implementation is to be deployed in a limited
>> environment that is overwhelmingly satellite-oriented" - e.g., if
>> DirectPC were to use a variant for proxy traffic to its home routers
>> that overrode SHOULDs for those reasons, that'd be non-buggy.
> So, if we're DirecPC, overriding SHOULDs can make us go faster.

Yes, but they would not impact others, i.e., their impact would be local
to DirectPC's infrastructure.

> Do these semantic wranglings actually have a point?

The question is "under what conditions is it permissible to override a
SHOULD". I would hope that would be clarified in an update to 2119, but
don't know what the state of that doc is...


Joe Touch
Sr. Network Engineer, USAF TSAT Space Segment

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