DNS problems to RoadRunner - tcp vs udp
simon.leinen at switch.ch
Sat Jun 14 21:23:44 UTC 2008
Jon Kibler writes:
> Also, other than "That's what the RFCs call for," why use TCP for
> data exchange instead of larger UDP packets?
TCP is more robust for large (>Path MTU) data transfers, and less
prone to spoofing.
A few months ago I sent a message to SwiNOG (like NANOG only less
North American and more Swiss) about this topic, trying to explain
some of the tradeoffs:
Mostly I think that people "approaching this from a security
perspective only" often forget that by fencing in the(ir idea of the)
current status quo, they often prevent beneficial evolution of
protocols as well, contributing to the Internet's "ossification".
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