Re: [quicwg/base-drafts] Idle timeout indicates you will timeout (#3099)

ianswett <notifications@github.com> Wed, 16 October 2019 20:28 UTC

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ianswett commented on this pull request.



> -endpoint is only used to determine whether the connection is live at that
-endpoint.  An endpoint that sends packets near the end of the idle timeout
-period of a peer risks having those packets discarded if its peer enters the
-draining state before the packets arrive.  If a peer could timeout within a
-Probe Timeout (PTO; see Section 6.3 of {{QUIC-RECOVERY}}), it is advisable to
-test for liveness before sending any data that cannot be retried safely.  Note
-that it is likely that only applications or application protocols will
-know what information can be retried.
+Each endpoint can advertise a different idle timeout value. An idle timeout
+indicates the connection will be abandoned when the timer ends or soon
+afterwards.  If a peer advertises a smaller idle timeout value than the
+local endpoint, the local endpoint MAY choose to idle timeout after the
+shorter period advertised by the peer.  By announcing an idle timeout,
+an endpoint commits to initiating an immediate close ({{immediate-close}})
+if it abandons a connection prior to both its peers and its own idle timeout
+expiring.

It's committing to explicitly closing(and not silently closing) if it's before min(local_timeout, remote_timeout).  This was adapted from MT's PR.

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