[e2e] TCP sequence number reset

Kristen Eisenberg kristen.eisenberg at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 10 03:45:54 PDT 2011

Just want to get some opinion from the list members about an
idea proposed in an IETF draft.  The equivalent idea when
applied to TCP is sequence number reset.  The idea is that
assuming an application can access TCP sequence number with
each byte of data, an app is allowed to reset the TCP sequence
number when it wants to.  The sequence number is set to a number
not acceptable (add 231) in the current connection.  Note that
there is no clear usage proposed in that draft nor any reason
that it is needed, just a mechanism to do it.  I want to see
whether folks on this list think that it is a good or bad idea?
And why?

Kristen Eisenberg
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