Reducing the TIME-WAIT State Using TCP Timestamps
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <firstname.lastname@example.org>, RFC Editor <email@example.com>, tcpm mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>, tcpm chair <email@example.com> Subject: Protocol Action: 'Reducing the TIME-WAIT state using TCP timestamps' to BCP (draft-ietf-tcpm-tcp-timestamps-04.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Reducing the TIME-WAIT state using TCP timestamps' (draft-ietf-tcpm-tcp-timestamps-04.txt) as a BCP This document is the product of the TCP Maintenance and Minor Extensions Working Group. The IESG contact person is Lars Eggert. A URL of this Internet Draft is: http://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-tcpm-tcp-timestamps/
Technical Summary This document describes an algorithm for processing incoming SYN segments that allows higher connection-establishment rates between any two TCP endpoints when a TCP timestamps option is present in the incoming SYN segment. This document only modifies processing of SYN segments received for connections in the TIME-WAIT state; processing in all other states is unchanged. Working Group Summary Nothing exceptional occurred during the working group process for this document. Document Quality Implementations of the technique described in this document have been implemented for some time. The document specifically cites the Linux kernel's TCP implementation, though there are others as well. One reason for completing this document is to bring this practice to the RFC series so that it can be captured for other implementations. Personnel Wesley Eddy (Wesley.M.Eddy@nasa.gov) is the document shepherd. Lars Eggert (firstname.lastname@example.org) has reviewed the document for the IESG.