The TCP Service Number Option (SNO)
draft-touch-tcpm-sno-07

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Abstract

This document specifies a TCP option for service numbers. The current SYN destination port is used both to indicate the desired service and as a connection demultiplexing field. This option separates those two functions, retaining the current destination port solely for demultiplexing and indicating the service separately in a service number option (SNO). By decoupling these two functions, SNO allows a larger number of concurrent connections for a single service, as might be useful between fixed addresses of proxies.

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Joseph Touch (touch@isi.edu)

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