Wednesday, April 6, 2011

RFC 6191: Reducing the TIME-WAIT State Using TCP Timestamps

A new IETF RFC that I have authored has been published. It is RFC 6191, entitled "Reducing the TIME-WAIT State Using TCP Timestamps". The Abstract of the RFC is:
This document describes an algorithm for processing incoming SYN
segments that allows higher connection-establishment rates between
any two TCP endpoints when a TCP Timestamps option is present in the
incoming SYN segment.  This document only modifies processing of SYN
segments received for connections in the TIME-WAIT state; processing
in all other states is unchanged.

The RFC is available here