Re: [tcpm] 793bis: TCP Quiet Time

Joe Touch <touch@strayalpha.com> Thu, 23 January 2020 06:27 UTC

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Subject: Re: [tcpm] 793bis: TCP Quiet Time
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> On Jan 22, 2020, at 10:54 AM, Fernando Gont <fgont@si6networks.com> wrote:
> 
>> On 8/28/2019 11:39 AM, Gorry Fairhurst wrote:
>>> OLD, Section: "   The TCP Quiet Time Concept"
>>> - Found this section quite amusing. Is this concept widely implemented in stacks?
> 
> No.

It might be useful to consider this is relevant only for systems that reboot in under 2 MSL anyway. That’s a good reason most systems don’t need to care - but a good reason to worry about ignoring this issue as we move forward.

I.e., of this concept and its utility, as financial investors advise:

	Past performance is not be a predictor of future results.

Joe