Re: Some clarifications

From: Kacheong Poon (Kacheong.Poon@Eng.Sun.COM)
Date: Mon, Dec 14 1998


Date: Mon, 14 Dec 1998 19:29:52 -0800 (PST)
From: Kacheong Poon <Kacheong.Poon@Eng.Sun.COM>
To: Jim Gettys <jg@pa.dec.com>
Cc: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <frystyk@w3.org>, ietf-http-ng@w3.org
Message-ID: <Roam.SIMCSD.2.0.4.913692592.16977.kcpoon@jurassic>
Subject: Re: Some clarifications

> We plan to write up a note to circulate what problems we have using
> TCP and the problems we have with the current socket interface.

Please do so.  The worry I have is how an application is going to use
those info.  An app can use it wisely while another app may abuse it.
An app may choose to open another connection to speed up a transfer
when it sees RTO going up (which implies retransmissions), not knowing
that this may cause more congestion.  But in some cases, this allows
the app to get a larger share of bandwidth, as in HTTP 1.0.

In writing such a document, please include a somewhat detailed analysis
of how the extra info will be used and what benefits they can bring to
an app.

							K. Poon.
							kcpoon@eng.sun.com