"Does TCP Need an Overhaul?" (internetevolution, via slashdot)

Christopher Morrow morrowc.lists at gmail.com
Sat Apr 5 05:02:24 UTC 2008

On Fri, Apr 4, 2008 at 9:51 PM, Paul Vixie <paul at vix.com> wrote:

>  (i'd hate to think that everybody would have to buy roberts' (anagran's)
>  Fast Flow Technology at every node of their network to make this work.  that
>  doesn't sound "inexpensive" to me.

I suppose he could try to sell it... and people with larger networks
could see if keeping state on a few million active flows per device is
'expensive' or 'inexpensive'. Perhaps it's less expensive than it
seems as though it would.

Oh, will this be in linecard RAM? main-cpu-RAM? calculated on
ASIC/port or overall for the whole box/system? How about deconflicting
overlapping ip-space (darn that mpls!!!) what about asymmetric flows?

I had thought the flow-routing thing was a dead end subject long ago?


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