Re: [quicwg/base-drafts] Rephrase size requirement for Initial packets (#2520)

Martin Thomson <> Thu, 14 March 2019 03:10 UTC

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martinthomson approved this pull request.

A potential friendly amendment, but then we should proceed.  I would say after confirming with chairs, because there was a pretty strong design decision involved here, but technically this is only an editorial change.

> @@ -1468,10 +1468,11 @@ magnitude of any amplification attack that can be mounted using spoofed source
 addresses.  In determining this limit, servers only count the size of
 successfully processed packets.
-Clients MUST pad UDP datagrams that contain only Initial packets to at least
-1200 bytes.  Once a client has received an acknowledgment for a Handshake packet
-it MAY send smaller datagrams.  Sending padded datagrams ensures that the server
-is not overly constrained by the amplification restriction.
+Clients MUST ensure that UDP datagrams containing Initial packets are sized to
+at least 1200 bytes, padding packets in the datagram if necessary.  Once a

at least 1200 bytes, adding padding to packets in the datagram as necessary.  Once a

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