AW: [e2e] "PMTUD using options" draft
michael.welzl at uibk.ac.at
Fri Feb 13 00:14:39 PST 2004
> At 08:06 PM 2/12/2004, Christian Huitema wrote:
> >But as Lloyd points out, there are quite a few routers
> Why make these arguments based on hunches when one can measure this
this is what i'm doing :)
let me also add a comment from Christian to this mail:
> If you use an IP option and there is an ancient router on the path, that
> router will become your bottleneck, and your performances will be
> terrible. Thus it is only safe to use options when all routers have been
> replaced. In short, we have a classic "boil the ocean" scenario. We have
My measurements indicate that "terrible", "only safe to use ... when ..."
is an exaggeration.
While I'm glad that I managed to start an actual technical
discussion in a list that surely needed it :) ... it
would be great if some of you would comment on the draft -
once again, it's:
It's an experimental proposal to use options in very special scenarios only.
PS: I may not be able to reply until Monday - sorry :(
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