Re: [tcpm] urgent data draft (draft-gont-tcpm-urgent-data-01.txt)

Joe Touch <touch@ISI.EDU> Tue, 19 May 2009 16:06 UTC

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Subject: Re: [tcpm] urgent data draft (draft-gont-tcpm-urgent-data-01.txt)
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I agree with all below.

Joe

David Borman wrote:
> I think I forgot to follow up on this, sorry!
> 
> So, with my WG co-chair hat on:
> 
> The agreement at the San Francisco IETF meeting on the Urgent Pointer
> definition was:
> 
> 1) Adopt this document as a WG item
> 
> 2) Change the definition of the Urgent Pointer (defined in RFC 1122) to
> match the definition on page 17 of RFC 793, which is what most
> implementations use.
> 
> 3) New applications should be discouraged from using the Urgent Pointer
> 
> 4) TCP implementations still need to implement the Urgent Pointer for
> existing applications that use it
> 
> 5) All applications that do make use of the Urgent Pointer must use the
> SO_OOBINLINE socket option to keep all of the data in sequence;
> applications that don't use SO_OOBINLINE and continue to use the old,
> broken BSD implementation that actually removes bytes of data from data
> stream are out of scope for the IETF, since that is not part of the TCP
> protocol.
> 
> Please respond with whether you do or do not support adopting this as a
> WG item, even if you were at the meeting, so that we have a record on
> the mailing list.
> 
> 
> Now with my WG chair hat off:
> 
> I support adopting this as a WG item.
> 
>             -David Borman, TCPM WG co-chair
> 
> 
> 
> On May 19, 2009, at 10:01 AM, Fernando Gont wrote:
> 
>> Hello, folks,
>>
>> I'm planning to work on a revision of the urgent data I-D anytime soon.
>> I was wondering if there are any plans for proceeding with this I-D.
>>
>> There was some discussion on-list about TCP urgent data, and IIRC Dave
>> Borman had suggested (hat off) that this I-D be adopted as a WG item.
>>
>> Thoughts? Plans?
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>> Kind regards,
>> -- 
>> Fernando Gont
>> e-mail: fernando@gont.com.ar || fgont@acm.org
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