Re: [btns] Minor connection-latch problem in AUTH48

Michael Richardson <mcr@sandelman.ca> Fri, 16 October 2009 00:54 UTC

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>>>>> "Nicolas" == Nicolas Williams <Nicolas.Williams@sun.com> writes:
    Nicolas> The third highlighted sentence is the correct one: the IKE
    Nicolas> exchange need not be triggered until the ULP sends a
    Nicolas> packet.  The IKE exchange _can_ be triggered before then
    Nicolas> (since the key manager knows, from the fact that
    Nicolas> CREATE_CONNECTION_LATCH() was used, that that packet is
    Nicolas> coming, but it doesn't need to be.

    Nicolas> Now, if the key manager waits for the ULP to send a packet
    Nicolas> then the latch that gets created cannot have all parameters
    Nicolas> filled in.  That is, we have a "larval" state to consider.

Right.

    Nicolas> Comments?

I have no other solution.  It all makes sense to me.

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