[Standards-JIG] Re: WHACK

Tony Finch dot at dotat.at
Wed Apr 26 18:42:46 UTC 2006


On Wed, 26 Apr 2006, Dave Cridland wrote:

> No, because data can cross on the wire - TCP is full duplex, so if you
> receive data over a connection that has a 100ms latency, the best you
> know is that the remote end was not aware of an error at some point up
> to 100ms ago.

Out-of-order delivery can cause data to arrive later than the link latency
would suggest, and this is more likely to occur when there's a failure...

Tony.
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