Re: [tcpm] poll for adoption of draft-ananth-persist-02

Murali Bashyam <MBashyam@OcarinaNetworks.com> Fri, 02 April 2010 04:05 UTC

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The attempt here via the socket option etc is to describe a guideline to normalize the persist condition connection failure to the excessive retransmissions condition. Note that for the latter connection failure, RFC 1122 says TCP SHOULD inform the application unless the app has disabled asynchronous reporting of soft errors. Are you suggesting that the guideline is unnecessary or out of scope for this document?

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Subject: Re: [tcpm] poll for adoption of draft-ananth-persist-02 


> > I mean, sure, an app may want to not let a connection hang around 
> > forever.  But, can't it just ABORT whenever it wants?
> 
> Yes, the application can ABORT the connection whenever it wants. 
> 
> The socket option is suggested for multiple reasons (use cases) :-

Well, that all strikes me as thin.  I mean, I don't actually care what socket option anyone wants to add, but I agree with John that it doesn't seem like IETF work to me.  I certainly wouldn't suggest doing it in a draft that is meant as a simple clarification of previous RFCs.

I am fine with the simple clarification in this draft.  I would leave off the API gunk.  Just my hit.

allman