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Faster application handshakes with SYN/ACK payloads

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Author Adam Langley
Last updated 2008-08-05 (Latest revision 2008-07-15)
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This document advocates the usage of small, mostly constant payloads in the SYN+ACK frame of the 3-way TCP [RFC0793] handshake. We show how this can have immediate benefits for some protocols. Additionally, we describe a new TCP option that enables a wider range of protocols to gain from it.


Adam Langley

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