Re: [tcpm] TCP EDO and SYN-EXT-OPT finalization - request for discussion

Wesley Eddy <wes@mti-systems.com> Tue, 12 October 2021 20:07 UTC

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Subject: Re: [tcpm] TCP EDO and SYN-EXT-OPT finalization - request for discussion
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On 10/12/2021 3:50 PM, touch@strayalpha.com wrote:
>
> - are there any open issues or pending suggestions to TCP EDO to 
> prepare it for last call?
>
I think it's in good shape for a last call.  It's stable and addresses 
all of the feedback to date, aside from greater implementation and field 
experience.  At the moment, it seems like QUIC has solved the burning 
need we had for TCP options space, by attracting all the work that would 
normally need more options. However, after many years of discussion 
about how to handle this for TCP, and many candidates, the EDO approach 
was the one the working group was able to get consensus around, and we 
really should wrap up and publish it, IMHO.


> - would the WG like to adopt SYN-EXT-OPT as experimental as well or 
> would it be preferred (and OK) to submit this as 
> individual/experimental if not?
>
Either approach is fine with me, and I prefer either of them rather than 
not advancing anything.  I would be willing to contribute reviews for 
either path.