[bittorrent] UDP

Olaf van der Spek olafvdspek at gmail.com
Sat Apr 2 12:25:30 EST 2005


On Apr 1, 2005 6:09 PM, Simon Spero <ses at unc.edu> wrote:
> 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.

What or who 'requires' this?



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