Re: Space for Packet Metadata

Eric Rescorla <ekr@rtfm.com> Wed, 28 February 2018 14:08 UTC

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From: Eric Rescorla <ekr@rtfm.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2018 06:07:18 -0800
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Subject: Re: Space for Packet Metadata
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On Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 12:11 AM, Mikkel Fahnøe Jørgensen <
mikkelfj@gmail.com> wrote:

> Would it make sense to reserve space for additional metadata by reducing
> the required initial packet size to, say 1000 octets in order to allow for
> a smaller PMTU than the actual PMTU?
>
> This could simplify tunnelling and monitoring, and also other cases where
> multiple servers cooperate on handling a single connection.
>

How do you imagine those servers would use this space?

-Ekr


> Kind Regards,
> Mikkel Fahnøe Jørgensen
>
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