Additional negotiation in the TCP Timestamp Option field during the TCP handshake
draft-scheffenegger-tcpm-timestamp-negotiation-03

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Abstract

A number of TCP enhancements in so diverse fields as congestion control, loss recovery or side-band signaling could be improved by allowing both ends of a TCP session to interpret the values carried in the Timestamp option. Further enhancements are enabled by changing the receiver side processing of timestamps in the presence of Selective Acknowledgements. This documents updates RFC1323 and specifies a backwards compatible way of negotiating for Timestamp capabilities, and lists a number of benefits and drawbacks of this approach.

Authors

Mirja K├╝hlewind (mirja.kuehlewind@ikr.uni-stuttgart.de)
Richard Scheffenegger (rs@netapp.com)

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