On the generation of TCP timestamps

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Authors Fernando Gont  , Andre Oppermann 
Last updated 2010-06-22
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This document discusses the generation of TCP timestamps. In particular, it discusses a number of algorithms for producing monotonically-increasing timestamps such that timestamps can be used to reduce the TIME-WAIT state, and an algorithm for generating timestamps that allows for extended SYN-cookies.


Fernando Gont (fernando@gont.com.ar)
Andre Oppermann (andre@freebsd.org)

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