[e2e] TCP sequence number reset

Kacheong Poon ka-cheong.poon at oracle.com
Thu Mar 24 23:14:31 PDT 2011

On 03/25/11 01:15 PM, Joe Touch wrote:

> The SCTP TSN is similar to TCP's sequence number, but due to the
> relationship to the SSNs they're not directly related. Resetting the TSN
> appears to be useful only in relation to resetting all the SSNs at once,
> since they are based on the TSN. The document lacks any direct rationale
> for TSN reset other than this, which is implied (this should be
> explicitly addressed, IMO).
> There's no notion of separate streams in TCP, so there's no purpose in
> resetting TCP's sequence number, thus the analogy doesn't hold.

What is your reason that a TCP connection cannot be seen as the same
as an SCTP association with 1 single stream?  And what is your
reason that "reusing a stream" requires "resetting a stream"?


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

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