Re: [tcpm] 793bis ready to go?

Wesley Eddy <wes@mti-systems.com> Tue, 04 May 2021 02:32 UTC

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To: Jonathan Morton <chromatix99@gmail.com>, "Scharf, Michael" <Michael.Scharf@hs-esslingen.de>
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Subject: Re: [tcpm] 793bis ready to go?
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On 2/16/2021 4:40 AM, Jonathan Morton wrote:
>> 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.

ACK.  This is now labelled as "MAY-18".