Re: [tcpm] poll for adoption of draft-ananth-persist-02

Mark Allman <mallman@icir.org> Thu, 08 April 2010 02:58 UTC

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Subject: Re: [tcpm] poll for adoption of draft-ananth-persist-02
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> Joe Touch wrote:
> 
> > I don't think so either. RFC 793 specifies an API (including ABORT), but
> > not how it is instantiated.
> > 
> > It looks like this is already possible, though:
> > 
> > Linux has abort via: CLOSE after SO_LINGER(l_onoff=nonzero, l_linger=0)
> 
> I agree with Joe here.

Yep.  We should clarify and be done with it.  The hooks to let the app
do something smart if it cares enough to do so are already either there
or specified.

allman