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A Modification to Make PAWS Robust to Segment Reordering

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
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Author Noritoshi Demizu
Last updated 2004-10-26
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The purpose of PAWS (Protect Against Wrapped Sequence numbers), defined in RFC1323, is to protect a TCP connection against old duplicate segments from the same connection. There is a possibility, however, that PAWS may discard valid reordered segments. This memo proposes a modification to PAWS to solve this problem.


Noritoshi Demizu

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