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

Detlef Bosau detlef.bosau at web.de
Tue Apr 2 02:53:53 PDT 2013

Am 02.04.2013 09:34, schrieb William Allen Simpson:
> 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.
In this particular case, however, the Linux implementation does make 
more sense then what's written in RFC 2018. Wouldn't it be helpful then 
to update this RFC by a new one?

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