[e2e] Are we doing sliding window in the Internet?
L.Wood at surrey.ac.uk
Wed Jan 3 17:57:05 PST 2007
At Wednesday 03/01/2007 16:36 -0800, Joe Touch wrote:
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>Lloyd Wood wrote:
>> At Wednesday 03/01/2007 14:46 -0800, Joe Touch wrote:
>>>> The point is that if *everyone* used QuickACKs, short transfers would
>>>> be faster, with almost no harm done to long flows.
>>> If you believe that's true, please present some verification. An
>>> implementation based on an assertion is insufficient.
>> And yet everyone is expected to implement based on the simple MUST
>> and SHOULD assertions in RFCs, given without explanation.
>> Which is, as you say, insufficient.
>It should be insufficient to get those words into an RFC without
>evidence that they are appropriate. RFCs are neither the sole nor
>necessarily the appropriate place for that information; they can and
>should cite published work that validates their claims.
Such citations would be informational rather than normative, and therefore optional.
Informational references tend to get left out of RFCs.
>should trust the IETF to do that is independent of whether we should
>ignore them solely for the benefit of individual performance.
>Sr. Network Engineer, USAF TSAT Space Segment
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