[bittorrent] UDP

Simon Spero ses at unc.edu
Fri Apr 1 11:09:13 EST 2005


Any proposal for using a custom transport protocol for bulk data 
transfer instead of  TCP  must meet a very high standard of proof.  
Modern implementations of TCP represent the accumulation of decades of 
experience, and it has met and absorbed many challenges over the years.  
A look at the history of TCP Vegas and XTP would be informative.

At the very least any such transport *must* be tested under ns2 and be 
shown to be fair with respect to TCP, and to not trigger any  congestion 
collapse.



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