Re: [multipathtcp] potential MPTCP proxy charter item

Joe Touch <> Fri, 04 November 2016 15:24 UTC

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Hi, Med,

On 11/4/2016 8:07 AM, wrote:
> Re-,
> I'm familiar with those documents, Joe. 
Given those docs explain why SYN data is not a viable way forward, can
you explain why you think it now is?

Further, EDO would be exactly the generic version of what Oliver
proposed. So if SYN data could be used, all we would need to do would be
to update the EDO WG doc to use the long ("extension") variant in the
SYN and SYN-ACK rather than the short ("supported") variant. But again,
that won't work.

> In addition to the proposal shared by Olivier, we are also considering this one: for managed environments. 

That variant avoids 1 byte per kind, but only for 2-byte kinds. Those
options consume very little space in the SYN and even if they were
compressed to near zero the SYN would lack space to support a
combination of multibyte kinds. I.e., it adds complexity without
usefully addressing the problem of SYN space.