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[ih] One clarification: Re: When was Go Back N adopted by TCP

one RTO per connection makes sense: calculate and monitor the RTT for the
connection and use that value to timeout and retransmit the oldest,
unacknowledged packet. This is NOT GBN. It makes no sense to do RTO per
packet calculation especially if the packet had to be retransmitted since
you then get into double delay affecting the RTT computation..


On Mon, May 19, 2014 at 11:02 AM, Detlef Bosau <detlef.bosau at web.de> wrote:

> to avoid further confusion:
> With respect to TCP GBN means to do RTO handling as defined in RFC 2988
> (and more recent),
> i.e. we have one RTO  per CONNECTION - in contrast to one RTO per PACKET
> (at least, this is my understanding of RFC 793).
> Perhaps, I make a fuss of nothing, than I have to learn and to
> apologize, however at the moment, this causes some confusion....
> Detlef
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