[e2e] TCP implementations in various OS's

Hagen Paul Pfeifer hagen at jauu.net
Wed May 12 00:28:50 PDT 2010

* Lachlan Andrew | 2010-05-12 11:22:53 [+1000]:

>On 12 May 2010 02:33, Detlef Bosau <detlef.bosau at web.de> wrote:
>> I'm curious why some people are interested in a big variety of TCP
>> implementations and parameter settings.
>> Wouldn't it improve compatibility and interoperability if we choose
>> algorithms and parameters according to the recommendations given in the RFC?
>Greetings Detlef,
>If the RFCs were perfect and everyone used the recommended parameters,
>then that would give the best system, and be a "Nash equilibrium".
>However, if many people already use non-recommended parameters, then
>compatibility isn't necessarily maximised by used the recommended

I threat the query from Anoop pragmatically, currently he is only interested
in Window scaling. Window scaling underlies no MUST/SHOULD/COULD/WHATEVER
semantic. Sensor networks for example can disable window scaling where on the
other hand satelite/internet2 networks requires the full range of scaling.

Window scaling is a option where the user can and should use the value that
fits into his particular environment. This generates a lot of varities - but
with good cause. ;-)

Cheers, Hagen

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