Re: Robert Wilton's Discuss on draft-ietf-quic-transport-33: (with DISCUSS and COMMENT)

Mikkel Fahnøe Jørgensen <> Thu, 07 January 2021 17:06 UTC

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Subject: Re: Robert Wilton's Discuss on draft-ietf-quic-transport-33: (with DISCUSS and COMMENT)
Date: Thu, 07 Jan 2021 18:06:26 +0100
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Spinning only works if both endpoints participate. One endpoint must reflect the  bit and the other must flip it every round trip.

> On 7 Jan 2021, at 06.03, Martin Thomson <> wrote:
>> 1) I find it hard to understand why a server is allowed to independently decide
>> whether or not to support the spin bit on a connection?  Shouldn't the client
>> (or administrator of the client system) that opened the connection be able to
>> choose whether they want the RTT to be monitorable via the spin bit?  What is
>> the reasoning for allowing the server (or server administrator) to be able to
>> independently be able to decide what is best for the client?
> The consensus of the working group is that active spinning must be made independently by either endpoint and that having an endpoint dictate the actions of its peer for this feature was not desirable.  Hence the design as documented.