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Re: Large Frame Proposal

From: Willy Tarreau <w@1wt.eu>
Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2014 21:10:34 +0200
To: Michael Sweet <msweet@apple.com>
Cc: Nicholas Hurley <hurley@todesschaf.org>, Greg Wilkins <gregw@intalio.com>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20140707191034.GE32346@1wt.eu>
On Mon, Jul 07, 2014 at 02:37:36PM -0400, Michael Sweet wrote:
> Willy,
> On Jul 7, 2014, at 2:17 PM, Willy Tarreau <w@1wt.eu> wrote:
> > ...
> > I think that allowing this value to easily grow in agreement with
> > both sides will leave more room for better supporting various
> > transport media.
> I think the key part of the proposal is that the receiver just has to say "I
> can take DATA frames up to this size" and the sender can choose how to best
> provide the data up to the advertised limit.  No agreement needs to be made
> here, it is entirely opportunistic.

Absolutely. But that's what I call an agreement. It's not a negociation,
it's exactly like the TCP MSS. One side indicates its capabilities and the
other one feels free to use them if needed.

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