Re: [tcpm] 793bis ready to go?

Jonathan Morton <chromatix99@gmail.com> Tue, 16 February 2021 09:40 UTC

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From: Jonathan Morton <chromatix99@gmail.com>
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Subject: Re: [tcpm] 793bis ready to go?
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> On 8 Feb, 2021, at 7:00 pm, Scharf, Michael <Michael.Scharf@hs-esslingen.de> wrote:
> 
>   A TCP endpoint MUST implement the basic congestion control algorithms
>   slow start, congestion avoidance, and exponential back-off of RTO to
>   avoid creating congestion collapse conditions (MUST-19).  RFC 5681
>   and RFC 6298 describe the basic algorithms on the IETF Standards
>   Track that are broadly applicable.  Multiple other suitable
>   algorithms exist and have been widely used.  Many TCP implementations
>   support a set of alternative algorithms that can be configured for
>   use on the endpoint.  An endpoint may implement such alternative
>   algorithms provided that the algorithms are conformant with the TCP
>   specifications from the IETF Standards Track as described in RFC
>   2914, RFC 5033 [10], and RFC 8961 [15].

I agree that this is substantially the right approach.  One quibble is that the word "may" is used, but not capitalised and given a corresponding MAY-X entry in Appendix B.  I think it would be appropriate to do so here, in the last sentence above.

 - Jonathan Morton