Multipath TCP timestamp option

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The TCP timestamps defined in [RFC1323] were designed to improve round-trip-time estimations and provide protection against wrapped sequence numbers (PAWS). This draft clarifies the utilisation of timestamps by Multipath TCP and proposes a new timestamp option that better suits the needs of Multipath TCP.


Olivier Bonaventure (

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