[e2e] How many TCP flows fit in the Internet?

William Allen Simpson william.allen.simpson at gmail.com
Tue Apr 2 00:34:58 PDT 2013

On 3/31/13 2:08 PM, Matt Mathis wrote:
> You may have overlooked one additional important detail:
> Linux TCP ignores the requirement in RFC 2018 that the SACK scoreboard
> be cleared on a timeout.  [...]
> There is an errata against 2018, with the relevant details.

RFC content and the relevant protocol details aren't changed by
"errata".  We generally only pay attention to what's actually
specified by the RFC, not what some Linux implementer decided
might be better.

> Thanks,
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