Re: [quicwg/base-drafts] Document TCP RTO vs QUIC PTO (#3441)

MikkelFJ <notifications@github.com> Wed, 11 March 2020 13:26 UTC

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mikkelfj commented on this pull request.



> @@ -228,6 +228,31 @@ QUIC endpoints measure the delay incurred between when a packet is received and
 when the corresponding acknowledgment is sent, allowing a peer to maintain a
 more accurate round-trip time estimate (see Section 13.2 of {{QUIC-TRANSPORT}}).
 
+### Probe Timeout Replaces RTO and TLP
+
+QUIC uses a probe timeout (see {{pto}}), with a timer based on TCP's RTO

RTO abbreviation is spelled out in a later chapter, but it would be helpful to state what RTO means. To a lesser extend this also applies to the section where PTO is defined because RTO is mentioned, but there is comes with a TCP doc reference and is not needed for understanding PTO.

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