Re: [multipathtcp] potential MPTCP proxy charter item

Joe Touch <touch@isi.edu> Wed, 09 November 2016 09:00 UTC

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> 
> You've just opened a connection using a pair of ports. You sent a RST, but RSTs are not reliable. So you can't reuse that port pair until TIME-WAIT expires.
> 
> [Med] This a fair observation. Another source port number will be used for the fallback connection (if any).  
> 
That is no longer TCP.
Remember that it is not TCP that picks these ports. The OS does when the user didn't but the user can.

Joe