Re: [tcpm] On allocating reserved bits in the TCP header

Lars Eggert <lars@eggert.org> Mon, 04 November 2019 07:55 UTC

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Subject: Re: [tcpm] On allocating reserved bits in the TCP header
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On 2019-11-4, at 5:08, Joe Touch <touch@strayalpha.com> wrote:
> Why do we need this process exception?
> 
> We have 793bis in process. If we need to assign a bit in the header - to any specific use or as experimental - that seems like the appropriate venue in which to do so.

If the timelines align, that would be the obvious place to stick that assignment, agreed.

But I'm not sure the timelines do align. 793bis seems to progress at a slow-but-steady pace (I'll point out it was supposed to be done two years ago...) but it seems likely that experiments want to happen sooner.

Lars