Re: TTL etc

bound@zk3.dec.com Thu, 13 January 1994 19:36 UTC

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Just as another note the ICMP message stating time-exceeded (or better
yet hop count exceeded which is what most of the internet uses it for
and my tcp/ip customers) eventually will permit and cause reuse of those
transport pseudo resources used by the infrastructure.  So its not like
the transport just hangs out forever without a response when the
datagrams is discarded within the network.

Maybe Rob or someone from TCPLW can help here.  But, I think the
persist timer could actually end the transport connection (via abort or
orderly release) for TCP, as one extension to not using the network
protocol or datagram as timing mechanism for delay.

/jim