Re: [quicwg/base-drafts] Explain asymmetric confirmation condition (#2881)

Martin Thomson <> Sat, 20 July 2019 21:40 UTC

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martinthomson commented on this pull request.

> @@ -391,6 +391,15 @@ sent with 1-RTT keys, and the highest value of the Largest Acknowledged field
 in any received 1-RTT ACK frame: once the latter is higher than or equal to the
 former, the handshake is confirmed.
+: Unless ack-eliciting packets protected by 1-RTT keys are sent by an endpoint,
+  the handshake might never be confirmed by an endpoint.  If the peer does
+  confirm the handshake, this could result in perpetual retransmission of
+  Handshake packets, which cannot be acknowledged.  To avoid this problem, in

This isn't really about retransmission, so I removed the "re".

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