Negotiating the Maximum Number of Multipath TCP (MPTCP) Subflows

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Authors Mohamed Boucadair  , Christian Jacquenet 
Last updated 2017-05-28 (latest revision 2016-11-24)
Replaces draft-boucadair-mptcp-extensions
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This document specifies an experimental Multipath TCP (MPTCP) option that is meant to negotiate the maximum number of subflows that can be established and maintained for a given MPTCP connection. The purpose is to minimize any possible performance degradation that can be induced by a possibly large number of establishment requests for additional subflows if the remote endpoint is not appropriately dimensioned to handle such requests.


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