[e2e] TCP sequence number reset

Kacheong Poon ka-cheong.poon at oracle.com
Thu Mar 24 09:48:50 PDT 2011

On 03/24/11 09:38 PM, Eric Brown wrote:
> Whether the idea proposed in the draft you are referencing truly
> has an analogue in TCP may or may not be true. You haven't included
> a reference. That being said, I'd consider this to be a bad thing with
> respect to TCP. First and foremost TCP is a distributed state machine,
> that is how it is able to achieve reliable and ordered delivery of
> data in even the most hostile of conditions. A necessary component of
> a distributed state machine is a virtual clock. Sequence numbers are
> TCP's virtual clock ensuring that the FSM progresses in order. In the
> very least it would be difficult to understand all the consequences of
> overloading more semantics on the progression of the sequence space.

The draft is draft-ietf-tsvwg-sctp-strrst-09.txt and I think
the analogy to TCP is accurate.


					K. Poon.
					ka-cheong.poon at oracle.com

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