A TCP Option for Port Names
draft-touch-tcp-portnames-00

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Abstract

This document specifies a new TCP option that specifies services by a string name. This option separates the use of port numbers for connection demultiplexing from their use as a service identifier. The option allows a larger number of concurrent connections for a particular service, as well as potentially enabling more explicitly coordination of services behind NATs and firewalls. This option should be supported in new TCP implementations.

Authors

Joseph Touch (touch@isi.edu)

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